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Dumfries kitchen fire death man named as Lee Dobson

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Image caption Lee Dobson was taken to Dumfries Infirmary where he was pronounced dead

A man who died following a kitchen fire at a house in Dumfries has been identified by police.

Lee Dobson, 40, was found by firefighters at Broomrig Court in Lincluden at about 00:15 on Tuesday.

They put out a small fire in the kitchen but discovered Mr Dobson "showing no signs of life".

He was taken to Dumfries Infirmary but was later pronounced dead. Police said the death was "unexplained" but did not appear to be suspicious.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews gained entry to the property and a team in breathing apparatus quickly extinguished a small fire within the kitchen using a hose reel water jet.

"The firefighters found a man inside the house and removed him from the property.

"He was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by ambulance but sadly it was later confirmed that he had died."

Det Con Gary Story said police were keen to piece together the final movements of Mr Dobson in the hours leading up to the point he was found.

"If you were in the area during the evening of Monday 3 March or have any information which might help us piece together his final movements please contact police on 101," he added.

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