Fatal fire at Bo’ness flats

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A man has died after a fire in a Grangepans flat in Bo’ness.

Firefighters attended the scene yesterday (Monday), after being alerted just before noon when a passerby noticed the blackened windows of the flat.

On arrival the crews discovered the body of a man, whose identity has not been released, in the flat.

The fire, which had started in the living room, was already out.

Investigations to establish the cause are continuing.

Bo’ness Fire Station manager Tom Penman said on Tuesday lunchtime that at this stage, it appeared to be a tragic accident which had resulted in a loss of a life.