South Scotland

Fatal Dumfries house fire victim identified

Police have identified a 64-year-old man found dead at the scene of a house fire in Dumfries on Friday evening.

James Thomson was pronounced dead at the incident on Birch Walk at about 18:00.

A statement from police said he lived alone at the house where the fire broke out.

A joint police and fire service examination of the scene has taken place and concluded there were no suspicious circumstances.

The procurator fiscal has been informed of the death.

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