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Appeal made over Aberdeenshire fire cottage occupier

Scene of fire
Image caption Fire crews were called to the cottage fire at Balfour

Police have appealed for information about the 78-year-old occupier of an Aberdeenshire cottage destroyed by fire.

It is not yet known if Jane Murray was inside her home at Hillhead Cottage, Balfour, Fettercairn.

Grampian and Tayside fire crews were called to the blaze outside Fettercairn just before midnight on Wednesday.

Grampian Police appealed for anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts to contact them.

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