A man was taken to hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation following a fire at a house converted into flats.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters took two hours tackling the blaze in Gloucester Drive, Finsbury Park, this afternoon (June 2).

A flat roof on the first floor was destroyed by fire and most of a third-floor flat roof was also damaged by the blaze, london Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Crews used one of the Brigade's 32-metre turntable ladders as a water tower to quell the flames. 

One man left the building before the brigade arrived and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews after suffering from smoke inhalation.

The brigade's 999 control officers took 40 calls about the blaze. 

The brigade was called at 12.29pm and the fire was under control by 2.27pm.

Fire crews from Islington, Hornsey, Kentish Town, Shoreditch, Euston and Holloway fire stations attended the scene. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.