Fire crews expect to spend a number of hours tackling a Moray house fire.
The blaze in Clark Street in Hopeman has prompted a large response from emergency staff, who were first called at 4.20pm.
Control room staff sent eight fire engines and a specialist vehicle to take on the flames from above.
They remain at the scene presently.
A fire service spokesman said: “We were alerted at 4.20pm to reports of a fire within a building on Clark Street, Hopeman.
“Operations control mobilised eight fire and one height appliance to the scene and firefighters are working to extinguish the flames.
“Crews will remain in attendance for some time.”