East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called out at 01.40 this morning (5 June 2014) to an address on Playden Lodge in Whitehawk, Brighton.
A fire was reported in a first floor flat of a four floor building.
A man was rescued by firefighters, who gave him first aid.
Crews used six breathing apparatus while tackling the fire.
Hose reels, a main jet and the thermal imaging camera were also used.
The man was left in the care of South East Coast Ambulance crews.