Investigation continues into fatal Plymouth garage blaze
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into how a pensioner died in a garage blaze.
As reported in yesterday's Herald, The 76-year-old man died following the fire in Furzehatt Park Road, Plymstock, on Monday.
His son, suffering smoke inhalation, and his wife were both taken to Derriford Hospital where they were kept in overnight.
Fire investigators, Scene of Crime Officers and police detectives are still examining the garage and bungalow in an attempt to determine how the man – named locally as Raymond Jenkins – died.
Police say no post mortem has been carried out at this stage to determine a cause of death, while the fire service say the cause of the fire is also not yet proven.
Firefighters from Plymstock, Plympton, Greenbank and Crownhill were called to the blaze and neighbours in the street spoke of thick black smoke which billowed out from the garage, engulfing the building and much of the street itself.
The road was closed from around 11.30pm until shortly after 3pm as fire crews and police carried out their investigations.