Dozens of firefighters battled to extinguish a farmhouse fire in a north-east coastal village yesterday.
Close to 40 firefighters fought to extinguish the fire at a house on Harvieston Farm, Catterline.
The emergency services were alerted after the blaze took hold in the cellar of the building at about 11.40am.
Initially the fire service sent two engines to the scene but the situation escalated after the flames spread from the basement to the ground floor.
At its height there were six appliances, from Inverurie, Stonehaven, Aberdeen and Montrose, with 38 firefighters at the site.
The crews used breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras and hose reel jets to try and get the fire under control.
The ambulance service was also called to the scene, however, no one was injured in the incident.
At about 1.25pm, firefighters reported back to control that they had managed to get the flames under control.
However they were forced to use a circular saw and other cutting tools to determine whether the fire had spread to any other parts of the building.
By 2.15pm crews confirmed the flames had been extinguished and they began to leave the farm.
The extent of the damage to the building was not clear last night.