Firefighters forced their way into a Dundee flat which was ablaze amid fears someone was trapped inside.
Crews from Macalpine Road were dispatched to the kitchen fire before a man was taken to safety.
The drama unfolded in Murrayfield Terrace, Whitfield shortly after 9.45pm on Monday.
Witnesses at the scene said as many as 10 firefighters were in attendance for nearly two hours.
Crews used a door buster to gain access to a ground floor property and a hose reel jet to bring the fire under control.
One resident said: “I saw the blue lights flashing from the two fire engines then I heard a lot of loud banging around 9.50pm.
“I saw one man being taken away on foot to safety.
“He was sitting on the pavement while crews were still inside.
“There were at least 10 firies at the scene and I saw the police were in attendance as well.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two appliances were sent from Macalpine Road. There was one casualty. We stood down at 11.25pm.”
Following the incident, a number of broken pieces of door remained lying about the communal close. The condition of the resident who was seen leaving the property is not known.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed there was no further police action required.