Highlands & Islands

Inverness fire claims woman's life

Damaged house in Kintail Crescent
Image caption The fire spread to two neighbouring properties in the terrace

A woman's body has been recovered from the scene of a house fire in Inverness.

The fire broke out at a terraced home on Kintail Crescent in the Hilton area at 02:00 on Saturday morning before spreading to neighbouring properties.

Police said on Sunday that they had recovered the woman's body from the house after it had been deemed safe for search teams to enter the property.

The name of the dead woman has not yet been released.

A joint police and fire investigation is under way to determine the cause of the fire.

All 15 people evacuated from nearby properties during the incident have now either been able to return home or rehoused in temporary accommodation.