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Guests evacuated after Invercauld Hotel fire in Braemar

Dozens of guests had to be evacuated after a fire started at an Aberdeenshire hotel.

Three appliances were sent to the scene after the fire started in a bedroom at the Invercauld Hotel in Braemar at about 0610 BST.

Crews from Braemar, Ballater and Balmoral took about 40 minutes to bring it under control. No-one was injured.

The hotel owners, Shearings, said it believed the fire started when a light bulb set a curtain alight.

Earlier, a man was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke following a house fire in Aberdeen's Wood Street.

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