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'Wheelchair fault link' to fatal fire in Strichen

Strichen fire scene
Image caption The emergency services were called to Strichen's Church View

Investigators probing the death of a man in a fire in Aberdeenshire are examining whether it could have started in his wheelchair.

The man - named locally as 54-year-old Derek Keith - was found dead when fire crews were called to his home in Strichen on Monday.

It is believed there could have been an electrical fault in the wheelchair.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it was helping with the Grampian Police investigation.

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