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Fire at fish merchant J Smith in Sandend 'suspicious'

A major fire at an Aberdeenshire fish merchant is now being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Almost 30 firefighters tackled the fire at J Smith in Sandend, near Portsoy, which broke out at about 01:00 on Thursday.

Grampian Police said "significant damage" was caused.

A spokesman said the fire was believed to be suspicious, and appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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