South Scotland

Police probe fatal caravan blaze in Melrose

Police tent at the scene
Image caption The fire broke out in a caravan parked on a driveway

A police investigation has been launched after a person died following a caravan blaze in the Borders.

Firefighters were called to a property in Melrose after the fire broke out in the driveway of a house at about 22:00 on Saturday.

The caravan was completely destroyed and the body of what is believed to be a man was recovered.

Police Scotland confirmed there had been a fatality but gave no further details.

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