Three people escaped a flat fire in Battersea after the fire was discovered burning away in a bedroom by a resident.

At 7.23pm on Friday (26 April), eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to Strasburg Road.

Part of a split-level maisonette flat on the ninth and tenth floors of a 13-storey block was damaged in the blaze.

Three people fled the flat before firefighters arrived and there were no reports of any injuries.

Crews from Battersea, Clapham, Lambeth, Fulham, Brixton and surrounding fire stations brought the fire under control just before 9pm.

The Brigade's 999 Control Officers received 20 calls about the fire and it is now under investigation.

Station Commander Stephen Irvine, who attended the scene, said: "One of the occupants of the flat discovered a well-developed fire in a bedroom.

"They did the right thing by quickly shutting the bedroom door which contained the fire and prevented any fire spread to the rest of the property and importantly ensuring no one was hurt in the incident.

"Firefighters recommend that you have a look at our online Home Fire Safety Checker to make sure there are no hidden hazards in your home.

"The online tool will ask you a series of questions that will help us work out the level of risk in your home, or the home of someone you care for. It only takes a few minutes to get tailored advice to keep yourself and loved ones safe from fire."