Pensioner dies after Fareham garage fire ‘explosion’

Firefighters tackle a blaze in a garage in Highlands Road, Fareham on Sunday,March 27, 2016  Picture: dfpenquiries@hotmail.com  Photos by Darren Ford
Firefighters tackle a blaze in a garage in Highlands Road, Fareham on Sunday,March 27, 2016 Picture: dfpenquiries@hotmail.com Photos by Darren Ford

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A PENSIONER has died after a fire in Fareham.

The man, 84, died following the fire at a garage in Highlands Road, Fareham on Sunday at 4.10pm.

Police said the force received a report of an explosion.

Hampshire police confirmed the pensioner died at 12.45am on Monday.

He had been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

A force spokeswoman said the blaze is being investigated but it is not being treated as suspicious.