An elderly man has been pulled to safety after his car burst into flames in the early hours of yesterday morning (Tuesday, March 6).
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was alerted to the fire on Ashurst Road, Brighton, at 1.28am and a crew from Preston Circus Station arrived at the scene at 1.36am.
Upon arrival the elderly man had already been pulled from his vehicle by a passing taxi driver.
Fire crews used a foam mixture foam to successfully bring the fire under control.
The man was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to the Royal Sussex Hospital as a precaution.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.