An electrical fault in a deep fat fryer was cited as the cause of a restaurant fire in Bletchley near Milton Keynes last Saturday morning.

According to the Buckinghamshire Fire Service, MJ’s American diner ended up 100% fire-damaged on its ground floor, with 60% smoke damage suffered on the second floor of the three-storey building.

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Thirty firefighters from five fire engines had to tackle the blaze and carry one man to safety.

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The restaurant’s owner, Monir Pani, told the BBC website: “We’re obviously closed for the moment, but there’s not much else to say apart from we intend to reopen.”