Investigation as man, 61, dies after house fire in Hilton area of Aberdeen

Emergency crews were called to the blaze on Thursday morning
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A 61-year-old man has died after a house fire in the Hilton area of Aberdeen.

Both Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze at around 7am on Thursday, June 6 on Middlefield Crescent.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the fire was extinguished.

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Police Scotland say a joint investigation with both teams is continuing and that officers remain at the scene of the blaze.

A spokesperson said: "Around 7.10am on Thursday, 6 June, 2024, we were called to a fire at a property in Middlefield Crescent, Aberdeen.

"Emergency services attended and the fire was extinguished by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. A 61-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His family is aware.

"A joint investigation ongoing is between Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Officers remain at the scene."

Area Commander Andrew Wright is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Local Senior Officer for Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

He added: "We were alerted at 7.05am on Thursday, 6 June to reports of a fire within a flat on Middlefield Crescent, Aberdeen.

"Operations Control mobilised three appliances to the scene and crews extinguished the fire. Sadly, a man passed away at the scene.

"Our thoughts are very much with his family, friends and the wider community at this difficult time."