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Annan house fire victim named by police

Annan fire Image copyright Ian Anderson
Image caption Firefighters tried to rescue Andrea Aitken from the burning house

A 46-year-old woman who died in a house fire in Annan has been named by police.

Andrea Aitken was taken from the semi-detached property by firefighters using breathing apparatus but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency services were alerted shortly before 02:30 on Friday but found the fire already "well developed".

A joint police and fire service investigation will be carried out into the cause of the blaze in the town's Addison Place.

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