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Fatal fire in Dumfries

The fire happened in the Larchfield area of Dumfries. Credit: ITV News Border

A man has died after a house fire in Dumfries.

The incident happened around 6pm on Friday in the Larchfield area of the town.

Three fire engines attended the scene and firefighters were notified that a person was still inside the house, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Big Burns Supper gets underway

"The carnival will be spectacular, there will be more than 4,000 people parading through the streets, there will be 2015 lanterns to help celebrate the 2015 UNESCO Year of Light, there will be six bands, six big floats, hundreds of costumes, thousands of people on the streets, it's going to be absolutely spectacular."

– Matthew Shelley, Big Burns Supper

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Man jumps into River Nith to rescue phone

This incident follows the ongoing search for Macauley McQueen. Credit: ITV Border

Police are warning people of open water dangers after a man jumped into the River Nith in Dumfries to rescue his mobile phone.

He got into difficulty but was helped out of the water by two bypassers.

This latest incident comes off the back of a major search for missing Dumfries teenager Macauley McQueen, who hasn't been seen since entering the Nith last Monday.

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