Death In Garage Fire

An investigation's started after a man died in an early morning fire at a garage workshop in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

Officers were called by the fire service to a fire at a commercial garage in Church Street at 5.11am on Saturday 1 September 2012.

A man was rescued by the fire service from the building but he later died at the scene.

Bucks Fire and Rescue deployed crews from Bletchley, Great Holm and Broughton to the fire after it was spotted by a neighbour.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found the man inside the ground-floor workshop area and carried him outside.

Firefighters and paramedics tried to resuscitate the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Group Manager Greg Smith from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service told Heart: "Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends and the local community. Firefighters will be visiting the area today to provide reassurance and offer fire safety advice to local residents."

Anyone who may have seen anything in and around Church Street in the early hours of Saturday morning or who has any information about what happened is asked to contact Thames Valley Police via the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 354 01/09/12.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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