Investigation launched after pensioner dies in house fire

About 15 firefighters battled flames through the night
About 15 firefighters battled flames through the night
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Emergency services have launched an investigation after a pensioner died in a house fire.

Firefighters and police were called to the blaze at a property in Smollett Road, Dumbarton, at around 12.45am on Saturday.

Crews removed a 66-year-old man from the home, but he was pronouced dead at the scene.

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An 89-year-old wman from a neighbouring propoerty was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and was treated for smoke inhalation.

A joint investigation is currently underway between police and the fire service to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.