Dramatic images have revealed the moments a fire broke out in a flat above The Crown pub in Sutton.

Around 25 firefighters rushed to the scene in the High Street, at the junction with Crown Road, shortly after 8pm on August 5.

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokeswoman said part of the first floor was damaged while one person left the building before they arrived.

Witness Leah Bernard said: “I was on the bus when I saw black smoke and just stood there. There wasn’t that much of a crowd.

“The smoke was really thick and was gushing out quite fast, I moved to the front and could see the flame coming out of the window and rubble falling off the side of the building.

“Then I saw a man run in – everyone was shouting ‘no!’ – then not long after someone ran in after him.”

She added that firefighters arrived roughly 10 minutes later, with the fire reportedly under control minutes before 9pm according to the fire brigade.

The LFB spokeswoman said there were no reports of any injuries.

Images published online show flames that were visible from a window on the first floor of the building as smoke billowed into the evening sky.

One person wrote: “Hope everyone is okay. Such a shame, The Crown is a lovely pub.”

Craft Union Pub Company, which manages The Crown Sutton, has been contacted for further comment.