Elderly man killed in Wolverhampton garage fire

An elderly man has been killed in a garage fire in Wolverhampton.

The scene of the fatal house fire, on Lytton Avenue, Penn
The scene of the fatal house fire, on Lytton Avenue, Penn

West Midlands Fire Service attended a property in Lytton Avenue, Penn, yesterday afternoon where the garage was on fire.

A man, aged in his early 90s, was confirmed to have died at the scene.

A spokesman said: "There was a fire involving one of the properties. Sadly a man has lost his life.

"All family members have been made aware.

The fire happened at a house in Lytton Avenue, Penn

"Investigations into the cause are being carried out."

The road was closed off yesterday while investigations took place.

West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We were called to reports of a fire in the garage of a property in Lytton Avenue, Wolverhampton, at 4.45pm yesterday.

"A man, believed to be in his early 90s, was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

"No further police action is required as West Midlands Fire service believe the cause of the fire was accidental."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: "We were called to reports of a garage fire at a property on Lytton Avenue, Penn at 4.43pm yesterday.

"One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one patient, a man. Unfortunately the man had suffered serious injuries in the incident.

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene."

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