Perthshire country home ravaged by fire

Fire damage: The blaze broke out in the building's roof space.
Fire damage: The blaze broke out in the building's roof space.© STV

A fire has left a 19th-century country house in Perthshire "extensively damaged".

The blaze broke out in the roof space of Argaty House, near Doune around 4pm on Saturday, April 30.

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service said 12 fire engines were sent to the house at the height of the blaze with two aerial pumps being used to extinguish the flames.

The alarm was raised by the occupier, who was not in the house when the fire broke out.

Kenny Rodgers, incident commander, said the property was left "extensively damaged".

He added: "Our crews are still on the site and we are expecting them to remain in place most of the night.

"An investigation into the cause of the fire will be launched."

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