An elderly man was left with burns to his hands and arms after his toaster set on fire.

Firefighters from Hastings were called to a property in Bevin Court, Stonehouse Drive, shortly after 10.30pm on Friday (August 29) night.

They put out the kitchen blaze shortly after arrival and called paramedics to treat the homeowner.

The man, who is believed to be in his 60s, suffered burns to his hands and arms.