Livingston house fire leaves one person dead

One person has died after a house fire in Livingston early this morning.

The fire has left one person dead.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the fire in a house at Knightsridge East Road, Livingston just before 4am this morning.

Police, ambulance crew and around 20 firefighters were in attendance.

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Sadly officers confirmed that one person died in the blaze, having been trapped in the property.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At about 4am on Saturday, emergency services responded to reports of a house fire in Knightsridge, Livingston.

“Sadly a person has died as a result of the fire.

“Enquiries are at an early stage.

“A joint investigation between the police and the fire service is ongoing.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman added: “We responded to reports of a house being well alight with an occupant still inside.

“Substantial damage has been caused.”

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