Highlands & Islands

Two die in separate Highland house fires

Two men have died in separate house fires in the Highlands.

A man aged in his 80s died following a fire at a property in the Rothiemurchas area of Aviemore at lunchtime on Sunday.

A man also died from injuries sustained in a fire which broke out in Helmsdale, Sutherland, on Saturday.

Police have yet to release the identity of the victims. Investigations are being launched into the cause of the fires.

In a third incident, an unidentified female was taken to hospital in Stornoway for treatment, following a blaze at a house in the Isle of Harris.

Police and fire crews attended the scene in the Tarbert area at about 12:30 on Sunday. Inquiries into that incident are continuing.

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