Seven escape Finsbury Park flat fire, two more later accounted for

Residents were forced to escape from a raging flat fire in Finsbury Park last night.

Seven people fled from the blaze which tore through a three bedroom apartment in Blackstock Road at around 11.30pm.

Four fire engines with around 20 firefighters rushed to the scene had the flames under control about 45mins later.

The occupants had got out before the emergency services arrived - two further people were initially thought to be missing but were later accounted for.

Around a quarter of the flat, which is above a shop, was damaged by the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.