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26 December 2012, 12:32 | Updated: 26 December 2012, 12:35
Six young children were rescued by firefighters from a serious house fire in west London.
The youngsters, all believed to be under 12, were taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation following the blaze in Clifton Road, Southall, Saturday night.
A man and a women had managed to get outside the house when crews arrived at around 8pm.
London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner, Dany Cotton, said: "The firefighters acted extremely quickly and pitched two ladders at the rear of the house and rescued six children from the first floor.
"The crews worked incredibly hard to get the young children out of the severe fire."
Four fire engines and 20 firefighters attended the incident, which left half of the ground floor and part of the first floor of the property damaged.