MAN FOUND AT DUMFRIES HOUSE FIRE DIES IN HOSPITAL

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

 

A man who was found by firefighters at a property in Dumfries during the early hours of Tuesday (4 March) later died in hospital.

 

Two appliances were sent from Dumfries Community Fire Station around 12:15am following reports of a smoke alarm activating at a house in Broomrig Court in Lincluden.

 

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said: “Crews gained entry to the property and a team in breathing apparatus quickly extinguished a small fire within the kitchen using a hosereel water jet.

 

“The firefighters found a man inside the house and removed him from the property. He was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by ambulance but sadly it was later confirmed that he had died.”

 

Police confirmed they are treating the death as unexplained until the results of a post mortem are known, however they added there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

 

A spokesperson for Police Scotland added: “If you were in the area during the evening of Monday 3 March or have any information on the incident, please contact police on 101.”

 

Firefighters are eager to help anyone who could benefit from fire safety advice, with crews across Dumfries and Galloway regularly visiting residents of their communities.

 

Anyone can sign-up for a visit, which sees local firefighters share the simple steps that are known to reduce the risk of a fire starting and give people time to escape unhurt if it does.

 

Members of the public who look out for someone who could be at risk – including older people and those who have issues with alcohol or drugs – should put them in touch with SFRS.

 

Free home fire safety visits are available by calling 0800 0731 999, texting ‘check’ to 61611, filling out a form at www.firescotland.gov.uk or by contacting your local fire station.

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