An elderly man was rescued by firefighters when a fire broke out at his house in Essex.
About 15 firefighters were called to Wainwright Avenue in Hutton, near Brentwood, at 1700 GMT on Saturday.
Crews searched the smoke-filled house and led the man to safety after finding him in the kitchen. He was treated for smoke inhalation.
The fire began in the lounge and police and the fire service are due to investigate its cause.