Woman dies in farmhouse blaze

An investigation has been launched after a woman died in a fire.

Emergency services were called to the farmhouse in the Anguston Road, Peterculter area of Aberdeen at about 3.15pm on Thursday.

A woman died as a result of the blaze and a man who had to be helped from the property sustained minor injuries.

Inquiries involving both Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are at an early stage.

An SFRS spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 3.15pm on Thursday to reports of a building fire near Aberdeen.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire engines to Peterculter’s Anguston Road, where firefighters were met by a fire within a one-storey building.”

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