Man dies in flat blaze

A MAN has died in a blaze at a Dunbar flat this morning.

Fire crews removed the body of the 45-year-old from the lounge area of a property in High Street at around 11am.

When firefighters arrived, they discovered a fire in a second floor flat and a man unconscious and not breathing within the flat. He was removed from the immediate scene by firefighters who began CPR and used a defibrillator on him before ambulance crews arrived.

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They then took over CPR before taking him to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Fifteen firefighters from Dunbar, Haddington and East Linton extinguished the blaze after the alarm was raised by reports of smoking billowing from the building.

A fire investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.