A heroic 15-year-old schoolboy helped save a baby and a grandmother after fire broke out at a house in Carshalton.

Jack Wood, of Wellow Walk, alerted mum Emma, 34, of the blaze before he went on his way to school today (March 5).

He rushed in to the aid of the two before the London Fire Brigade arrived a few minutes before 9am.

She said: “Jack left to go to school and I was just going out shortly after, so I had my other two children [Freddie and Freya] ready to leave the house.

“Jack left house and he came running back in saying, ‘Mum, mum, Cheryl’s house is on fire!’.

“I called the fire brigade and said, ‘What do you mean?’ But by the time I could get out there he was already in the house getting the baby out.

“He brought the baby out to me and I took the baby and then he went in to help the old lady out.

“Then he went back in the house to put the fire.”

The three were later taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but it appears they are all fine.

Jack, a pupil at The Limes College, is now said to be ‘out and about’ with his friends following the event.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: “We were called to a fire at a residential property in Wellow Walk at 9am this morning.

“One man, one woman, and one child were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service with smoke inhalation.

“The fire was under control by 9.05am.”