Man dies after garage blaze

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THE woman who raised the alarm alerting fire crews to a blaze at a garage in Bletchley has spoken out.

The blaze, at Pluto’s Autos in Church Street, saw a man die at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services.

Crews from Bletchley, Great Holm and Broughton rushed to the scene around 5am on Saturday where they found the man inside the ground-floor workshop area and carried him outside. Despite resuscitation attempts he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I got up at around 5am to make a cup of tea and looked out of the window and saw lots of smoke coming from the garage.

“I called the emergency services and they were amazing. They were here within minutes.”

Speaking about the men who work in the garage, she added: “They are always very friendly and polite. I don’t think they speak a lot of English but they always say good morning or good night when they see us.”

Police are no longer investigating the case as the death was not suspicious.