A MAN in his 80s has died in a house fire in Lossiemouth.
Emergency services were called to the property on Elgin Road yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.
Police have named the man as 88-year-old Kenneth Hall.
A police spokesman stated that, judging from initial inquiries, there were no suspicious circumstances.
The spokesmen said: "At about 4.10pm on Wednesday officers from Police Scotland attended the report of a house fire at a property on Elgin Road, Lossiemouth.
"Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel also deployed to the scene and following their intervention the fire was successfully extinguished.
"The A941 Elgin Road was closed between Inchbroom Road and Coulardbank Road, Lossiemouth for some time while emergency services dealt with the incident.
"Sadly there was one fatality. No other persons were injured."
It was added by the spokesman that the fire service and police would be carrying out a joint investigation today.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.
The next of kin have been made aware and a formal identification will take place later.
Full story in Friday's Northern Scot