A MAN is in a critical condition after suffering serious burns in a caravan fire in Stewarton.

The 50-year-old man was found in a serious condition after a report of a fire in Peacockbank Farm - just one hour before a woman's body was found at a house nearby.

Police have not confirmed whether the two incidents are linked.

Fire crews and Police officers were called to the Farm, just off the A735, at around 5.15am yesterday (Thursday, June 9) where they found the man alive, but in a serious condition.

He was taken to Crosshouse Hospital suffering from serious burns and his condition is still described as serious.

Around an hour after the man was discovered, the body of a woman was found at 6.20am at a house in Crusader Crescent.

The woman is still to be formally identified and the cause of her death has yet to be established.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Around 5.15 hours on Thursday, June 9, police and fire service were called to a report of a fire at Peacockbank Farm, Stewarton. A 50 year old man was found nearby suffering from serious burns. He was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital where medical staff describe his condition as serious.

"A joint investigation between Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue is underway to establish the cause of the fire."

"Around 6.20 hours on Thursday, June 9, the body of woman was found within a property in Crusader Crescent, Stewarton. The woman is still be to formally identified. The death is currently being as unexplained. A post mortem will be carried out in due course to establish the exact cause of death."