A woman was taken to hospital after a flat was damaged in a fire.

The blaze took hold in a four-roomed flat in a three-storey building in Ballards Lane, North Finchley, on Monday (January 18).

The London Fire Brigade was called at 3.31pm and four fire engines with 25 firefighters attended.

The woman fled the building before the brigade arrived and was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

Most of the flat was damaged in the fire and the incident was over by 4.49pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.