One person dead after fire breaks out in Inverness

Scene of fire in Hitlon, Inverness
Emergency services were alerted at about 02:10 [BBC]

One person has died after a fire broke out in a flat in Inverness.

A number of homes were evacuated after emergency services were alerted to the fire at about 02:00 in a flat in Tomatin Road in the city's Hilton area.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent four fire engines and a specialist vehicle to the scene.

Three ambulances were also sent.

Police Scotland said: "Tomatin Road is closed and is expected to re-open shortly.

"Inquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing."