Investigation into Milton Keynes house fire begins

Police and fire crews have opened an investigation into a house fire in Milton Keynes where a man was inside.
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Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) sent three crews and three engines to the fire in Ousebank Way, Stony Stratford, on Monday (October 19) at around 5.40pm.

A spokesperson for BFRS said firefighters rescued the man from the first floor of the terraced house, administered emergency care treatment and left him in the care of South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).

Re-inspections were carried out throughout the night and this morning (Tuesday, October 20), according to BFRS. Both the fire service and Thames Valley Police (TVP) are investigating the cause of the blaze.

Firefighters used one hose reel, four sets of breathing apparatus and a fan at the sceneFirefighters used one hose reel, four sets of breathing apparatus and a fan at the scene
Firefighters used one hose reel, four sets of breathing apparatus and a fan at the scene

Fire crews will also be in the area this morning to provide neighbours with safety advice.

A SCAS spokesperson said it received a 999 call at 5.36pm last night, where the caller believed one person was trapped in the building.

The spokesperson said: "We sent an ambulance and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance critical care car to the scene.

"An adult male was rescued from the building by BFRS, and following initial treatment by our team for smoke inhalation, he was then taken to University Hospital Milton Keynes for further assessment."

TVP has been contacted for more information.