Family of man who died in house fire speaks of devastation

Alexander Smith died in the blaze, which happened at The Leys in Macduff, Aberdeenshire.

Alexander Smith: Pronounced dead at scene.
Alexander Smith: Pronounced dead at scene.

A family has spoken of its shock after a man died when a fire ripped through a house.

Alexander Smith died in the blaze, which happened at The Leys in Macduff, Aberdeenshire, at 5am on Sunday.

The 76-year-old has been described as a “hardworking and kind man” by his family.

In a statement, they said: “Sandy was a hardworking, kind man who was much loved by his family.

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“We are shocked and saddened by his death. 

“We would ask that we are allowed privacy to grieve at this difficult time.”

Inspector Sam Buchan added: “Our thoughts remain with Alexander’s family at this sad time. I can confirm there are no suspicious circumstances.

“As is standard with sudden deaths a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”


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