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Woman dead in Aberdeen bungalow fire

Fire scene
Image caption Fire and rescue crews remained at the property to investigate the cause of the blaze

A woman has died after an early-morning house fire in Aberdeen.

About 20 firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, tackled the flames at the bungalow, on the city's Gillespie Crescent, at 05:30.

The woman's body was found in the house. Her age is not known and work is ongoing to identify her.

Police and fire and rescue personnel have launched an investigation into the blaze, the cause of which is currently being treated as "unexplained".

Fraser Burr, of Grampian Fire and Rescue, told BBC Scotland: "On arrival, our crews were met with an established fire within the property.

"We immediately committed crews wearing breathing apparatus to search the property and to extinguish the fire and, as part of the search, they came across a confirmed fatality."

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