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Fire at disused Torryburn Hotel in Aberdeenshire

Kintore fire
Image caption The fire broke out at the hotel late on Thursday night

An investigation into the cause of a fire at a disused hotel in Aberdeenshire has been launched.

Emergency services were called to the old Torryburn Hotel in Kintore shortly after 23:00 on Thursday.

A total of 45 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire, using a specialist height vehicle and thermal imaging equipment.

No-one was injured in the incident. The cause of the fire has not yet been established.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service group manager Fraser Burr said: "The crews worked extremely hard in very arduous conditions to bring the fire under control, and stop if spreading to the rest of the hotel.

"It's too early to establish a cause of the fire, but a specialist fire investigation unit, alongside colleagues in Police Scotland, will begin the work to establish what started the fire."

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