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Man rescued from Waverley Hotel fire in Peterhead

Fire scene
Image caption The fire broke out on Tuesday morning

A 25-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from a fire at a hotel in Aberdeenshire.

The blaze broke out at the Waverley Hotel in Peterhead at about 04:15.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the man was rescued from the third floor of the hotel. He was thought to be suffering from smoke inhalation.

A total of 35 firefighters tackled the blaze which started in the basement of the building.

Image copyright Derek Robinson
Image caption More than 30 firefighters were involved

The cause of the fire was not thought to be suspicious.

The town's St Andrew Street later re-opened.

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