A firefighter rescued a man from a burning car while the crew tackled the blaze at an incident in Brighton.
Two crews attended, wearing breathing apparatus, and used a hose reel to fight the fire.
They were called to Bevendean after reports of a vehicle on fire, with a person trapped inside, on Wednesday afternoon (30 March) at 2.30pm.
Watch Commander David Washington said: “On arrival crews were faced with a parked car on fire, with one person in the car.
“A man was rescued from the car by a crew member while the others dealt with the fire in the engine compartment.
“Crews used a hose reel and breathing apparatus to bring the fire under control within minutes of arrival.
“The 53-year-old gentlemen was given oxygen and emergency medical care by attending fire and rescue crews for smoke inhalation and a severe cut to the head.
“The ambulance service arrived on scene to help deal with the gentleman and remove him to hospital.”
A fire investigation found that the fire had been started accidentally.