Caravan fire death investigated

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Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire at a caravan in Melrose, which claimed the life of a man on Saturday night.

Fire crews from Galashiels and Selkirk were called to the incident, which took place around 9.50pm on Tweedmount Road.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguished the flames with a single high pressure water jet, but sadly a man died as a result of this fire.

“A specialist team from the fire investigation unit in Edinburgh attended this incident and will work closely with our colleagues in the police to establish what happened.”

A Police Scotland spokesman added: “Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this fire are ongoing and anyone who can assist police with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.”