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Man, 78, dies of injuries from Dundee care home fire

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Image caption Fire crews were called to the care home in the early hours of the morning

An elderly man who was seriously injured in a fire at a Dundee care home has died, police have confirmed.

The 78-year-old was hurt in the blaze at Balhousie Clement Park Care Home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Ninewells Hospital, but later died from his injuries.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious, but a report into the sudden death will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Firefighters were called to the care home on Clement Park Place at about 01:20 on Sunday, where they extinguished a small fire in a first-floor bedroom.

A small number of other residents were moved from their rooms, although the building did not have to be evacuated.

Andy Etherington, interim chief executive at Balhousie Care Group, said: "It is with great sadness that we received this news today. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the resident's family and friends at this time.

"We will continue to work closely with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland to aid investigations into the exact cause of the fire.

"I would like to thank employees of Balhousie Clement Park Care Home for their efficient response which ensured the safety of all other residents. Support will continue to be made available to residents, relatives and employees, and all relatives have been contacted."

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