Elderly man pulled from a car fire in Ashurst Road, Brighton.

Credit: deltaalpha24

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.



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