The occupant of a house is missing and feared dead after a devastating fire ripped through their home.
Emergency services were alerted to the blaze in the Highland village of Dores at around 10.30pm on Monday.
Firefighters extinguished the flames, but the extensive structural damage has made it unsafe for fire crews to enter the building.
Police Scotland said it was believed the occupant was inside the property at the time of the fire and are still unaccounted for.
Their next of kin is being updated by officers.
A force spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a fire at a property in the Dores area near Inverness shortly after 10.30pm on Monday.
“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service brought the fire under control. Due to the extensive structural damage and uncertainty of the building it has not been possible to gain access to the property.
“The single occupant of the property is currently unaccounted for. However, enquiries carried out so far indicate the occupant was within at the time of the fire. Their next of kin is being updated by officers.
“A joint investigation will be carried out with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to establish the full circumstances.”
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