A pensioner has died after a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeenshire last night.
Firefighters were called to the Nether Davah House scheme in Inverurie shortly after 5.30pm.
An 86-year-old woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she later died as a result of her injuries.
The blaze erupted in the kitchen of the Golf Crescent flat, and was quickly extinguished after emergency services arrived on the scene. A spokesman for the fire service said: “We were alerted to a report of an automated fire alarm within a property at the sheltered housing complex at 5.36pm.
“Control immediately mobilised two appliances to Inverurie, and firefighters extinguished the fire, which had taken hold within the kitchen there.”
The crews reported that the fire had been dealt with shortly after 6pm, but remained on the scene until about 10pm.
Police last night confirmed that an investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing, but it is not considered suspicious.
Nether Davah House has 12 one-bedroom and one two-bedroom self-contained flats, and 48 linked bungalows. All of the properties are connected to a community alarm system.