UPDATED: Woman dies in Braemar house fire

Police, Fire and CID outside the house in Kindrochit Drive, Braemar.

Police, Fire and CID outside the house in Kindrochit Drive, Braemar.

A woman has died after a house fire in Braemar.

The blaze broke out at a property at the junction of Hillside Road and Kindrochit Drive at around 6am today (Thursday, February 9).

Police Scotland has confirmed an adult female has died.

A North East Division spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland are currently in attendance and assisting the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service with a house fire in the Kindrochit Drive area of Braemar.

“Police were informed at around 6:10am this morning and enquiries are at an early stage.

“However, sadly we can confirm that an individual has died.

“Further details will be released in due course.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were alerted at 6.07am on Thursday, February 9 to reports of a house fire at the junction of Hillside Road and Kindrochit Drive, Braemar.

“Appliances from Braemar and Balmoral were mobilised and the fire was extinguished.

“Sadly an individual died.

“We remain at the scene and an investigation into the cause will be carried out in due course.”