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Man found dead after house fire in Peterhead

Firefighters in Peterhead
Image caption Firefighters tackled the blaze in Ravenscraig Road in Peterhead

A man has died following a blaze at a house in Peterhead.

The fire broke out just before 15:00 on Saturday at a semi-detached property on Ravenscraig Road in the town.

Firefighters found the body of man inside the property while tackling the blaze. Police have said the man's death was being treated as unexplained.

Three crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service used a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus to bring the flames under control.

Insp Simon Reid of Police Scotland said: "Police along with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended a property in Ravenscaig Road, following reports of a fire at a domestic property.

"Sadly, the body of a male has been found within the property and the cause of death remains unexplained at this time.

"A joint Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of the fire."

A spokeswoman from Police Scotland said there was no other information about the man until a formal identification had taken place.

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