A 91-year-old woman has died following a house fire in Dumfries and Galloway
Emergency services were alerted to the blaze in Main Street, Crossmichael, at around 4am on Monday.
Police said the pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to the report of a house fire in Main Street in Crossmichael at around 4am this morning.
“The fire was extinguished by the fire and rescue service.
“The sole occupant of the house, a 91-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Enquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing and a full report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”