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Police name man killed in Dumfries house fire

The property in Bruce Dewar Meuse, Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

A man who was killed after a fire broke out at his home in Dumfries has been named by police as 51-year-old Stuart Collis.

Mr Collis lived alone at a property in Bruce Dewar Meuse.

Emergency services attended the scene on Wednesday 3 January after 4.15pm and found Mr Collis, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal. The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed.

Man killed in Dumfries house fire

The property in Bruce Dewar Meuse, Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

A man has died in a house fire in Bruce Dewar Meuse, Dumfries.

The fire was discovered at the property at around 4.15pm on Wednesday 3 January. Emergency services attended and discovered the body of a man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A joint fire investigation will take place today (Thursday 4) to work out the cause of the fire. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

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Fire destroys house in Annan

Credit: Dumfries Galloway Police Division

A fire has destroyed a house in Annan during the early hours of this morning.

Police officers are working with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to find the cause of the incident at the house in Northfield Park.

A vehicle parked in front of the house was found alight at around 12.15am and the fire quickly spread to the property.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Credit: ITV Border
Credit: ITV Border

Police name victim of fatal fire

Police Scotland has named the woman who died at the scene of a fire in St Johns Close in Sorbie on the Monday as 89 year old Mona Stephenson.

The fire was discovered at around 7.30pm and emergency services were called by neighbours.

The woman was taken out of the house by neighbours, but was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are currently investigating what happened.

“We are currently carrying our enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this tragic event.

" We are keen to hear from anyone who may have had recent contact with the victim Mona Stephenson in the past few days, or indeed were in the area of St Johns Place in the early evening of Monday 26 January 2015, to get in touch with us through 101 if they can help.”

– DCI Allan Burton, Major Investigation Team

Fatal fire in Dumfries and Galloway

The fire was extinguished by the Fire and Rescue Service Credit: PA

An 89-year-old woman has died, after a fire at a house in Dumfries and Galloway.

The fire was discovered at around 7:30pm on Monday, 26 January, at the House on St John's Place, in Sorbie, Newton Stewart.

The fire happened in Sorbie. Credit: ITV Border
The fire happened in Sorbie. Credit: ITV Border

Neighbours removed the woman from the house, but she died at the scene.

The fire and rescue service and Police Scotland are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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