Woman dies in Aberdeenshire fire

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Early morning house fire in Westhill claims the life of a woman.

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews responded to reports of a house fire in the Westhill area of Aberdeenshire around 5:15am Friday (June 28).

A spokesperson said: “Firefighters entered the property to extinguish the fire and located a female casualty who tragically died. Our condolences at this time are with the family.

“Our crews remain on scene and are currently conducting a joint fire investigation with our colleagues from Police Scotland as it is too early to establish any cause of this fire.

“As part of the recovery phase we do intend to provide necessary support to immediate community through provision of home fire safety advice.”