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Four adults and two children rescued by firefighters as rain floods flats

Six people were rescued by the London Fire Brigade on Tuesday after flats flooded in Crystal Palace.

Water flooded the lower ground floors of three semi-detached houses converted into flats in Anerley Park.

Firefighters rescued four adults and two children from the one-metre-depth flood.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Crews from Beckenham, West Norwood and Woodside attended and closed the road in both directions during the incident.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a flooding on Anerley Park in Crystal Palace.

“Water flooded the lower ground floors of three semi-detached houses converted into flats up to a depth of one metre.

“Firefighters rescued four adults and two children.

“There were no reports of any injuries.

“Anerley Park was closed in both directions as crews worked to make the scene safe.

“The Brigade was called at 0705 and the incident was over for firefighters by 0833.

“Fire crews from Beckenham, West Norwood and Woodside fire stations attended the scene.”



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