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Fire fatality – updated

By Fiona Reid
Fire fatality - updated

POLICE have confirmed that a man died in the house fire at Brydekirk on Monday morning.

He has not yet been formally identified, although villagers have been paying tribute to their neighbour.

Detective Constable James Kirkpatrick, of Dumfries CID, said: “Officers were called to a report of a fire on Lady Street, Brydekirk, Annan, around 9.40am on Monday, 31 October, 2022.

“Emergency services attended, however a man was pronounced dead at the scene. Formal identification has yet to take place.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the fire but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.”


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