Firefighters came to the rescue of a centenarian after a fire broke out in his kitchen.

Uckfield firefighters came to the rescue of a 100-year-old man from a fire in a property in Fletching last night.

Two crews were called to the remote property at 11.30pm and found a developing fire in the kitchen from a malfunctioning dishwasher.

As firefighters entered the building, the property’s occupier noticed that her elderly father was missing from his annexe.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus team quickly located him using a thermal imaging camera and brought him to safety.

He was given oxygen therapy at the scene before being taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.