Fire fighters rescue elderly man from house fire in Vines Cross

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An elderly man was rescued from a house fire by firefighters at Wisteria Cottage in Vines Cross this morning (Thursday April 11).

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called at 6.45am to reports of smoke coming from a letter box at the home.

He was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital by ambulance.

Police and a fire investigation officer are at the two story property, which measures 6m by 6m, examining how the blaze started.