A 70-year-old man has been taken to hospital after house blaze in George Street, Mansfield, suffering burns and smoke inhalation.
The man, named locally as Malcolm Gregg was found by a neighbour at around 10am after fire swept through his living room.
Sandra Parkin told Chad: “I was first in there - it was horrible.
“I looked across the street and I saw his nets were black so I knew there had been a fire.
“I ran across and opened the door and the smoke hit me.
“I was shouting and screaming on the street because I couldn’t get to him.
She said another neighbour came to get him out.
“ He looked badly burned, I hope he is going to be OK
“I have looked after him for five yers, he is like a dad to me.
“My partner always goes to see him every morning to make him a cup of tea.”
Police and fire service officers were at the scene investigating the cause of the incident this afternoon.
Firefighters from Mansfield, Ashfield and Edwinstowe helped tackle the blaze.