Man dies in house fire in Milton Keynes

Mon 7 Mar, 2016

Police are investigating following the death of a man after a fire at a property in Milton Keynes last night.

Officers were called to the property in Fishermead Boulevard, Fishermead, at around 11.10pm to reports of a fire in an occupied house.

A man in his sixties was brought out of the property unconscious and officers and paramedics worked to resuscitate the man but he sadly died at the scene.

A woman was also led safely from the property suffering minor injury and was attended by paramedics.

Firefighters from Broughton, Great Holm and Newport Pagnell were among the emergency serices at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Phil Turner-Robson of Milton Keynes CID said: “We have attended the property with the fire service again this morning as part of our investigation. It appears that the fire began in the kitchen and the man may have tried to extinguish it. At this stage the fire does not appear to be suspicious. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Firefighters returned to the area today to offer advice, reassurance and free home safety checks to the community. A fire investigation has established that the fire was caused by overheated oil in a chip pan.