Firefighters have extinguished a major fire at an empty house in Tain.
The fire at the three storey property in Lamington Street was reported at around 11.20am this morning.
Three appliances – from Inverness, Dornoch and Tain -were sent to the incident.
A hydraulic platform and a water carrier from Inverness also attended, along with the welfare unit.
Station manager Ricky Dibble said: “On arrival crews were faced with a well-developed fire which was spreading to the roof space of the three-storey derelict property.
“We initially used four main jets and one hose reel jets to tackle the fire. We fought the fire externally due to the unsafe nature of the building.
“We also used a jet from the aerial platform as part of the operation. The fire has now been brought under control and we are carrying out damping down operations.”
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service contacted Scottish and Southern Energy and power in the area has been turned off.
Police Scotland have cordoned off the area because of safety fears.
A police spokesman said that Main Street is closed. The situation will be reassessed at 5pm.