A 68-year-old man has died in the second tragic house fire in Inverclyde this weekend.

Detectives investigating both fatal house fires confirmed that a body had been recovered from the Albert Road fire in Gourock in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It follows the death of another man in a separate house fire in Inverkip Road, Greenock, only hours earlier.

Speaking about the Albert Road tragedy, Detective Stuart Young said: "Investigations are continuing and will take some time."

Two other elderly residents in one of the flats were also taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. All residents in the Albert Road building were evacuated.

Emergency services were called to Gourock around 2.30am on Saturday morning.

This followed a blaze in Inverkip Road at around 7.20pm on Friday evening, where a man died.

In regard to the Inverkip Road blaze, police confirmed that at this stage there is no suggestion it is suspicious, although inquiries are continuing.

No one else was injured.