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Elderly woman found dead after fire

An elderly woman has been found dead after a house fire in Aberdeen.

Fire crews were alerted to a smoke alarm sounding at a property in the Midstocket area of Aberdeen at around 17:10 on Wednesday.

Officers entered the house and extinguished a small kitchen fire but also found the body of an elderly woman.

No one else was in the property and no neighbouring homes were affected, the fire service said.

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