Ambulances were “completely stuck” as a major road was shut off due to multiple incidents.

Road closures were in place in between different sections of Green Lanes last night (June 27) following a flat fire and a separate gas leak.

A small part of a three-roomed flat above a shop was damaged in a blaze near Duckett Road at 7.39pm.

The London Fire Brigade says a man and a woman escaped the building before firefighters arrived and another man was rescued from a flat on the first floor.

A spokesperson said: “The alarm was raised when occupants heard a bang and saw smoke and flames coming from an oven. They alerted other residents and left the building.

“On arrival, crews could see smoke coming from the second floor of the terrace and quickly gained entry.”

The fire was quickly under control by 8.37pm.

But motorists were held up in more traffic further north in Green Lanes, at the junction of Fox Lane, due to a gas leak.

While work to resolve this started yesterday, Enfield Council has warned this morning that Cadent remains on site.

The road has been closed in both directions, with buses diverted.

Enfield Council warned: “Please avoid the area or allow extra time for journeys.”

One person online wrote: “Just witnessed an ambulance get completely stuck on Park Avenue for several minutes.”

Footage shared online also showed cars stuck in gridlock in Green Lanes, with another person saying ambulances struggled to get through to Manor House.

The person tweeted: “All the attending fire engines struggled to make it down. God help anyone waiting for emergency services this evening, & many other evenings, #GreenLanes smashed constant.”