South Scotland

Bonchester Bridge fire leaves man, 80, needing treatment

An 80-year-old man has been treated for shock following a fire at a cottage in the Scottish Borders in the early hours of the morning.

The blaze broke out in a bedroom at Stables Cottage at Wolflee near Bonchester Bridge at about 02:00.

Fire crews from Hawick and Jedburgh were sent to the scene and were able to put out the flames.

The pensioner was treated at the scene and investigations into the cause are ongoing.

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