Two rescued from King’s Cross fire

TWO people were rescued after a fire ripped through a four-storey terraced house.

The blaze broke out in a first-floor stairwell at the property in Great Percy Street, King’s Cross, at 11.20pm on Tuesday.

Six fire engines and 30 firefighters were called to the scene and spent four hours trying to put out the fire, which rapidly spread up the stairs and into the roof.

They also put up ladders to pull out the two people – a man and a woman – who were stuck in the house. The man was stuck on the third floor and the woman on the second.

An Islington firefighter said: “All the stairs and banisters are gone, from the first floor up to the roof. The man suffered slight burns and they were both suffering from smoke inhalation.”

Neither person was seriously injured. An ambulance service spokesman said: “Our staff treated one person for minor smoke inhalation. No-one was taken to hospital.”