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Man dies following fire in Strichen house

Strichen fire scene
Image caption The fatal fire happened in Strichen's Church View on Monday

A man has died after a fire broke out at a house in an Aberdeenshire town, police have said.

The blaze - in Strichen's Church View - was reported to the emergency services at about 07:10 on Monday.

A Grampian Police spokesperson said the sole male occupant of the house was found dead in the property after the alarm was raised.

The force said a joint police and fire service investigation would be carried out to determine the cause of the fire.

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