Woman dies in fire at farmhouse in Peterculter

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A woman has died in a fire at a farmhouse in an Aberdeen suburb.

Emergency services were called to the blaze in Anguston Road, Peterculter, at about 15:15 on Thursday.

Police said that despite the efforts of fire crews the woman died at the scene. A man who had to be helped from the property suffered what were described as minor injuries.

A joint investigation is being carried out by Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Bruce Farquharson, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's local senior officer for Aberdeen, said: "Operations control mobilised four fire engines, where firefighters were met by a fire within a one storey building.

"Crews extinguished the fire, but sadly a female was found to have passed away at the scene.

"Our thoughts are with all of those who are affected at this time."