South Scotland

Elderly man dies in Dumfries house fire

An elderly man has died in a fire in Dumfries.

Crews were called to the blaze in a house in the Larchfield area of the town just after 18:00 on Friday.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets went into the burning house to rescue the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.

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