Body found inside flat after dozens of firefighters called to blaze

The man is still being identified, Police Scotland said.

Body found inside Paisley flat after dozens of firefighters called to blaze STV News

The body of a man has been found inside a flat following a fire in Paisley.

Emergency services were called out to the Lang Street area of the town on Friday night to reports of a blaze.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent six appliances to the scene at around 5pm.

Police Scotland later confirmed that a body had been discovered inside.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Around 5pm on Friday we were called to a report of a fire at a flat on Lang Street, Paisley.

“Emergency services attended, and the body of a man was found within.

“Enquiries are continuing to formally identify him and establish the cause of the blaze.

“Road closures remain in place on Lang Street and Violet Street.”