Man found dead after fire at Dennistoun flat


An 81-year-old man has died after an early morning fire at a flat in the east end of Glasgow.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at the 3rd floor flat in Whitehill Place, Dennistoun, at about 0330 GMT.

Firefighters fought their way through the "thick, acrid, billowing smoke" to bring the blaze under control.

They found the man in the flat but he was confirmed as dead at the scene. An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.