South Scotland

Woman, 46, killed in Annan house fire

Annan fire Image copyright Ian Anderson
Image caption Emergency services were called out to the fire early on Friday morning

A 46-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Annan in the early hours of the morning.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident in the town's Addison Place shortly before 02:30.

They found a "well-developed fire" within a semi-detached house and removed the woman from the premises but she died at the scene.

A joint police and fire service investigation will be carried out into the cause of the blaze.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said crews had been called out in the early hours of Friday and three engines were sent to the scene.

"Firefighters in protective breathing apparatus entered the building and removed a female from within," he said.

"However, she sadly passed away at the scene and a joint investigation with Police Scotland into the cause of the fire will be carried out in due course."

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