Man, 42, dead in Fife flat fire

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A man has died in a fire in a block of flats in Fife.

The 42-year-old was rescued from the ground-floor flat at Sir Jimmy Shand Court in East Wemyss on Saturday morning but pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbouring flats were evacuated as a precaution while fire crews put out the blaze.

The emergency services were called to the scene at about 10.30am when a neighbour raised the alarm.

Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are carrying out a joint investigation and, as in all cases of sudden death, a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Detective Chief Inspector Graham Fenton said: “This is a tragic incident that has resulted in the death of a 42-year-old man.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.

“A thorough and robust investigation into the cause of the fire is now under way however the incident is being treated as non-suspicious at this time.”

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