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Passer-by helps mother and baby to safety as fire rips through flats above shop

The passer-by had spotted smoke coming from the building.

A passer-by led a mother and her baby to safety after a blaze broke out at a shop and flats above it in north-west London.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent 60 firefighters to tackle the flames at the premises in Pinner Road, Harrow, on Saturday night.

Pictures on social media showed flames ripping through the roof of the building as fire crews battled to bring the blaze under control.

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The fire service said a passer-by had spotted smoke and led the woman and her baby, as well as a man, to safety before crews arrived.

There were no reports of any injuries.

A spokesman for LFB said: “Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a shop with flats above on Pinner Road, Harrow.

“The second floor and roof were destroyed by fire.

“Fire crews from Feltham, Ruislip, Harrow, Wembley and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.”

The fire service was called at just before 10.10pm on Saturday, and the blaze was under control by just before 12.40am on Sunday.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

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