NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man dies in Orkney house fire

A man has died following a fire at a house in Orkney.

Highland and Islands Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a detached bungalow on fire in the Orphir area at about 13:00.

The fire service sent three appliances to the scene and after tackling the blaze crews discovered the dead man in the building.

Northern Constabulary said more details would be released when next of kin had been informed.

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