Uckfield firefighters wearing breathing apparatus dealt with the fire at the north end of town while First Aid was given to the man, writes firefighter and crew manager Steve Ramsey.
The following day firefighters responded to calls about a motor in a chicken coop, a child locked in a car and an automatic fire alarm.
Other calls in the last fortnight have included:
Monday, October 17: A serious road accident at Rose Hill which shut the road for several hours. Crews assisted with police, ambulance and Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Doctors. The casualty was taken to Royal Sussex County hospital for treatment. Read more about this here: Brighton car driver arrested after crash with motorbike near Uckfield
Tuesday, October 18: As the cliché goes yep the crew had to rescue a cat from a tree!
Wednesday, October 19: A large delay to traffic as it was reported a petrol tanker was alight on Budletts roundabout. Three appliances including the bulk foam carrier from Newhaven was mobilised but it turned out the brakes had overheated on the vehicle.
Wednesday, October 26 – There were delays in the High Street as a car was reported on fire. It had overheated and needed to be recovered.
During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Heathfield, Buxted and Mayfield.
Home safety visits, designed to raise awareness of safety matters in the home, are always available across the local communities. These visits include the fitting of free smoke alarms where required and are undertaken by firefighters from your local fire station. Please feel free to visit the station for advice and to request a home safety visit.
For free home safety advice ring 0800 177 7069 or visit Home Safety Visits.