East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called out at 00.54 this morning (16 May 2014) to reports of a fire alarm sounding in St Leonards.
The caller also reported seeing smoke coming from a basement flat on Eversfield Place.
Firefighters from The Ridge and Bohemia Road, Hastings attended the scene.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus went into the property and rescued one person.
An ambulance was called while firefighters gave oxygen to a man.
A PPV fan was used to clear the smoke.