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Man killed in blaze in his home in Midlothian

Hawthorn Crescent, Mayfield Pic: Google
Image caption The man's body was found in a second floor flat in Hawthorn Crescent, Mayfield

An investigation has been launched after a man was killed in a fire in Midlothian.

The 42 year old died in the blaze in Hawthorn Crescent, Mayfield in the early hours of Saturday.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service was called at 01:34 to reports of smoke billowing from the building.

Firefighters removed the man from the second floor flat and put out the fire. Officers said the man died at the scene.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said: "Fire investigations are on-going into the cause of the fire.

"Our condolences go to the family of the man involved."

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