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Pensioner treated after Banff sheltered housing fire

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An elderly woman was taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeenshire.

Eight firefighters, some using breathing apparatus, were called to the blaze at Banff's Airlie Gardens at 04:20.

The resident was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke, but was later released.

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