NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Overnight fire destroys Dounby house in Orkney

A house in Orkney has been severely damaged by fire.

Emergency services were called out to the village of Dounby just after 02:00 on Christmas Eve.

Three units brought the blaze under control but the house has suffered serious damage.

One crew is still on the scene damping down what's left of the building. There are no reports of any casualties.

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