South Scotland

Woman, 89, dies in Sorbie house blaze

Fire house
Image caption The woman was taken from the house by neighbours but died at the scene

An 89-year-old woman has died in a house fire in a south of Scotland village.

The fire broke out in St John's Place in Sorbie, near Whithorn, at about 19:30 on Monday.

Police said the woman was removed from the house by neighbours but could not be revived.

The fire was put out and a joint investigation into the cause is being carried out by the police and fire services.

The procurator fiscal has been informed.