A woman was rescued from a burning building on Topsham Road in Tooting by firefighters from London Fire Brigade Thursday (June 4) evening.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said that three others had managed to escape the house fire on their own, but a woman was unable to flee and had to be rescued by fire fighters who responded to reports on the blaze.

The fire was reported around 10.15pm on Thursday night.

Four fire engines and 25 fire fighters rushed to attend, and were able to save the woman who remained trapped in the house as it was burning.

In a statement on the fire, a spokesperson for the LFB said:

"Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a house on Topsham Road in Tooting.

Part of the ground floor of a mid-terraced house was damaged by fire. Two men and a woman left the building before the Brigade arrived.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued one woman from the first floor of the building via an internal staircase.

"One man and two women were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews and both women were taken to hospital."

LFB and the Metropolitan Police are now investigating the cause of the fire.