Man found dead after village house fire

One man has died after a fire at a house in an Aberdeenshire village.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Redwell Cottages, Whitehills at 6.30pm on Saturday.

Firefighters put out the blaze and found the body of a 50-year-old man inside the property.

Detective Inspector Michael McKenzie of Police Scotland said: “A joint investigation will be carried out with the Fire Service to establish the cause of the fire, but at this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

“As with all sudden deaths a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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