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House destroyed by major Aberdeenshire house blaze in Memsie

Memsie fire scene
Image caption The fire destroyed the house in Memsie on Friday morning

More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a house in Aberdeenshire.

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service said the operation, in Memsie near Fraserburgh, had been hampered by a lack of water in the area.

Supplies were being transported from a source half-a-mile away from the building, which was totally destroyed.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, the cause of which has yet to be established.

A fire service spokesperson said crews were expected to be there until the afternoon.

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