UPDATE: This incident is now over

40 firefighters and six fire engines are currently tackling a house fire in Wandsworth – which is causing a lot of smoke in the area.

Part of a converted loft within the two-storey house on Parma Crescent has caught fire, leading the Brigade to use their 32-metre turntable ladder to manage the flames from above.

Prior to the Brigade's arrival, one woman had already fled the property.

Firefighters rescued one dog and two cats from a nearby house as a precautions.

Station Commander Thomas Sharp, present at the scene, said that there is considerable smoke coming from the property and advised locals to remain indoors, with windows and doors closed for safety.

The Brigade was first called at 1.24pm and is still working at the scene.

Fire teams from Wandsworth, Chelsea, Tooting, Clapham, and Fulham are present.

The fire's cause remains unknown at this stage.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a house fire on Parma Crescent in Wandsworth.

“Part of a converted loft in the roof space of the two-storey house is alight. The Brigade's 32 metre turntable ladder has been deployed to the scene to fight the fire from above.

“One woman left the property before the arrival of the Brigade. Firefighters removed one dog and two cats from a neighbouring property as a precaution.

“The Brigade was called at 1324 and is still at the scene. Fire crews from Wandsworth, Chelsea, Tooting, Clapham and Fulham are in attendance.

“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”

Station Commander Thomas Sharp is at the scene, he said: "There is quite a bit of smoke in the area, so local residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed."