South Scotland

Man burnt and dog dies in Hawick flat fire

A 20-year-old man is being treated in hospital for burns and smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a flat in Hawick.

A Staffordshire bull terrier also died in the blaze.

The fire broke out at the second-floor flat in Wellfield Road just before 02:00.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was believed to have started in a kitchen.