South Scotland

Dumfries man in hospital after Friars Vennel flat fire

An investigation is to be carried out into the cause of a blaze in a flat in Dumfries which left a man in hospital.

The fire broke out at a property in Friars Vennel at 22:30 on Wednesday.

Eighteen firefighters were involved in the operation to bring the blaze under control. A number of neighbouring flats also suffered smoke damage.

The casualty - who was led out of the building by a neighbour and firefighters - was taken to Dumfries Infirmary with smoke inhalation.

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