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Man, 58, found dead after Kirkcaldy house fire

A man has died after an "unexplained" fire at a block of flats in Fife.

The 58-year-old's body was found at the property in Dunearn Drive, Kirkcaldy, by emergency crews following the fire at about 1200 BST.

Police in Fife said they were looking into the circumstances of the fire. They have begun a joint investigation with Fife Fire and Rescue Service.

Police said the identity of the dead man was being withheld until his next of kin had been informed.

Det Insp Andrew Girdwood, of Fife Constabulary, said: "Inquiries into this, as-yet-unexplained fire, are at an early stage and I would take this opportunity to appeal for any person who may be able to assist the investigation to contact the police."

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