An investigation is under way after a man died in an early morning house fire.
Firefighters were called to the blaze in Summers Road at about 8.45am on Monday.
They pulled a 54-year-old, named locally as Andy Fowler, from the house and – along with paramedics – tried to revive him with CPR.
However, he died at the scene.
Three crews from Peterhead and Fraserburgh worked for 45 minutes to extinguish the flames.
A joint police and fire investigation will now be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.
One neighbour said she had been woken up by the arrival of the emergency services and was shocked it had all happened so quickly.
She said: “I was just back to bed from my lass leaving to start work at 4.30am and the next thing I woke to was all the fire engines.
“Before I went to bed I saw that Mr Fowler’s light was still on. He was quite quiet and kept himself to himself.
“He used walking sticks to get around but we never really saw him. It’s a bit of a shock how fast it was over.”
From the cul-de-sac, the charred remains of the living room could be seen through the shattered window.
It is believed Mr Fowler’s mobility was very limited as there was a stair lift inside.
A local resident who had walked by the scene earlier saw the emergency services working at the back of the house, and said a tarpaulin was set up in the back garden.
“There were medics going in and out,” he said.
“I saw them carrying out a stretcher but it was empty so I knew then that something really serious had happened.
“I walk the street most days but I didn’t know the man who lived there. My thoughts go to the family.”
Aberdeenshire stations manager Craig Shand said: “We were tasked to a dwelling fire in a residential property.
“Crews turned up and found one male inside the house.
“They proceeded to give him CPR alongside their ambulance service colleagues until they confirmed his death at the scene.”
Mr Fowler’s next-of-kin have been informed of the tragedy.
Detective Inspector Sam Buchan said: “My thoughts are with the man’s family at this very sad time. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.”