Firefighters have been called back to a historic north-east hospital destroyed by a ferocious blaze.
Crews from Banchory and Aboyne were rushed to the Glen O’Dee Hospital at 7.20am once again today after the flames flared up again.
Police and fire and rescue crews continue to investigate the cause of the fire, which is said to have been started deliberately.
The crews remain on scene tackling the fire.
Earlier a fire and rescue spokeswoman said: “We are back again today, it flared up again. It was at 7.20am this morning.
“We have Aboyne and Banchory there, two crews and 12 twelve firefighters. We have a height vehicle and water carrier in use.”
Glen O’Dee was built in 1900 as a sanatorium for patients suffering from tuberculosis.
The building was requisitioned by the Army during World War II, and used as a billet for troops undergoing their training.
It was later converted into a hotel, then a home for the elderly before closing in 1998.
Prince Charles had also previously lobbied former first minister Alex Salmond to secure the future of the building.