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Serious house fire in Forres investigated

A serious fire at a house in Moray is being investigated.

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the building in Rafford, Forres, at about 0725 GMT.

About 24 firefighters were involved in battling the "well-developed" blaze, which caused extensive damage to the property.

A brigade spokeswoman said: "The fire is being treated as unexplained and a joint investigation will be carried out in conjunction with Grampian Police."

She added: "Given the severity of the fire and the damage caused, it may be some time before this can be completed."

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