Elderly man rescued from Worthing blaze

FIREFIGHTERS rescued an elderly man from his flat after his kitchen caught fire.

Two fire engines from Worthing and one from Lancing were called to Eastfield House in Selden Road, Worthing, at 9.41pm yesterday (Sunday), to reports of a man trapped inside his flat which was ablaze.

A spokeswoman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said when the crews arrived on the scene, the fire was already out, but they had to force their way inside the ground-floor property to get the 84-year-old out.

She added he was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics, but was also taken to Worthing Hospital as a precaution.