NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Aberchirder fire: man taken to hospital

A man was taken to hospital for treatment after a fire at a house in Aberdeenshire.

About 20 firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, tackled the blaze in Southview Terrace, in Aberchirder, late on Monday night.

The Scottish Ambulance Service told the BBC Scotland news website the man, in his 60s, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

It is understood he was suffering from burns to his back.

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