Investigations are continuing after a Tayside man died in a house fire.
Ian Stewart, known as Graham, died in hospital hours after being dragged from the burning ground floor flat in River Street, Brechin, just after 4pm on Friday.
Mr Stewart was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital, where he later died.
The cause of the blaze is yet to be determined, with forensics officers seen carrying out an examination of the damaged property over the weekend.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the investigation into the cause of the blaze had been handed over to the police.
He said: “We were called to the fire at 4.10pm. Firefighters wearing four sets of breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets and a safety jet to fight the fire.”
He also confirmed firefighters had pulled a man from the building and handed him over to paramedics.
Several neighbours reported seeing paramedics trying to revive a man by carrying out CPR after firefighters had pulled him out of the property.
One neighbour, Katie Coutts, 20, said she knew Mr Stewart as “Grimmy” and that his death had been hard to take in.
“He was here before I came here a couple of years ago and he was always nice to me,” she said.
“They were doing CPR on him and then put up a blue cover and told everyone to get back because the police were worried there was going to be an explosion.
“It’s a bit hard to take in that he has died.”
Local councillors in the Brechin and Edzell ward expressed their shock at the death.
SNP councillor Kenny Braes said: “I’m very distressed to hear of this terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all his family.
“I have every confidence that the emergency services will do their jobs thoroughly.”
Independent Bob Myles added that he knew Mr Stewart as a constituent, adding: “It’s very sad to hear he has died and my heart goes out to all his friends and family.”
Neither Police Scotland nor the Scottish Ambulance Service had responded to requests for comment as the Tele went to press.