Firefighters were called to reports of smoke and found a fire in Pollards Hill this morning.

Two fire engines arrived at a block of flats in Montgomery Close at about 1.10am and crews wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the corridor to get rid of the smoke.

They found a pile of rubbish on fire outside the building and took about a minute to put it out.

The crews were at the scene, which borders Mitcham and Thornton Heath, for about 40 minutes.