At 16:06 today (Sunday 17/05) East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire at Chesham Place, Brighton.
Six appliances plus the Aerial Ladder Platform were in attendance to a fire affecting a basement flat of a four storey building.
At the height of the fire, crews were using 12 breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, 1 in 7 foam and one main jet to bring the fire under control.
One person was rescued and has been taken to hospital in the care of South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb).
Crews are currently turning over and damping down the scene to ensure the fire is out.
Gas and electric utilities are at the scene shutting off supplies to the property.
Road closures are still in place, please avoid the area.