About sharing image captionChristophe Ferrand died after being pulled from the burning building A mansion fire in which a leading businessman died was caused by an electrical appliance, police have said. Christophe Ferrand, 44, was pulled from the house at Airth woth Stirlingshire by firefighters but later died.
His wife Audrey, 45, suffered serious leg injuries. Their eight-year-old daughter and year-old son were treated for smoke inhalation.
Mr Ferrand was European chief operating officer for international asset management firm Aegon. The blaze broke out in a first-floor bedroom of the Parsonage, in Dunmore Park, on 5 Wiith.
A police spokeswoman said the force was not looking for anyone in connection with the fire. She said: "A full investigation has been carried out and the fire was found to be caused by an electrical appliance. The spokeswoman said six fire engines chxt attended the fire, as well as an aerial platform, with about 45 firefighters.
She described how they found Mrs Ferrand and the two children outside. Firemen helped the young girl to safety from an outside parapet on which she was standing, and went in search of the French businessman, who was found and taken outside before being taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Looking for a ethnic gal trained as an ant with Ernst and Young in Paris.
After his death, colleagues described him as "an inspirational figure for those that had the pleasure to work with him", and said he would be "sorely missed by all".
Mr Ferrand's funeral was held two weeks ago in France. The Parsonage, built in for the neighbouring Dunmore Estate, was badly damaged in the fire.
A spokesman for the selling agents Savills confirmed the sale of the property had now been "temporarily put on hold". More on this story.