South Scotland

Dumfries and Hawick fatal house fires 'not suspicious'

Hawick house fire
Image caption A 68-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the Hawick fire

Two fatal house fires in southern Scotland in the space of 24 hours are not being treated as suspicious.

Stuart Collis, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Bruce Dewar Mews in Dumfries on Wednesday afternoon.

The following morning a 68-year-old man died following a fire at an address in Mill Path in Hawick.

Police confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances in connection with either incident.

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