Firefighters from across Aberdeenshire have been sent to battle a blaze on a north-east farm.
Emergency services were alerted to a fire in a barn near Rothienorman at around 8.45pm.
A spokesman in the fire control room said the building had contained as many as 1,000 hay bales, but confirmed the farmer had managed to evacuate his cattle from the building.
Fire engines from Oldmeldrum, Turriff, Insch and Inverurie were dispatched to the scene.
Additional resources were also sent including water carrier vehicles and a tall hydraulic platform from Aberdeen Central station, used to take on the blaze from above.
Firefighters were lifting water from a nearby pond in their efforts to bring the flames under control.
The control room spokesman said: “We were called to a fire in a farm building near Rothienorman at around 8.45pm.
“Crews have broken the fire into four sections and are using five main jets at the scene.”