South Scotland

Galashiels man dies after Langlee Drive flat fire

A pensioner has died from his injuries following a blaze in his flat in the Scottish Borders on Monday night.

Brian Hart, 68, suffered burns and smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the living room of his home in Langlee Drive, Galashiels.

Firefighters pulled him from the flat and he was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated but it is not thought to be suspicious.

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