A fire investigation is underway this afternoon following an incident at a property at Golby Court, Southcoast Road.
Two crews from Newhaven were called at 8.39am this morning to reports of a fire in a flat.
One female was rescued and given oxygen at the scene. She was then taken to hospital by the ambulance service.
Fire investigation officers are still at the scene of the fire, which is believed to have started in the lounge of the property.