Two flats in Aberfeldy’s Kenmore Street were “engulfed in flames” last night.
Firefighters rushed to the Highland Perthshire town at around 10:30pm on Friday night after the first reports of fire and battled the blaze until past 2am on Saturday morning to ensure it was fully extinguished.
Nobody is believed to have been hurt.
One witness said: “It started around 11pm and tore through the upper flat in the kitchen/living room area.
“The person in the upper flat was awoken by the smoke and evacuated the house as did the person in the lower flat.
“Both properties have been badly damaged by fire, smoke and water.”
At least three quarters of the roof was destroyed in the fire.
Five vehicles, including one specialist platform for reaching tall buildings, travelled to the property, which was described as being “engulfed in flames.”
The crews left shortly after 2am on Saturday morning with a crew returning to Aberfeldy at 8am to ensure “all hotspots had been extinguished.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said:
“We can confirm that four fire appliances, including one high reach device, were called out to a property at 22:31 in Kenmore Street on Friday night.
“The property was fully engulfed in flames but nobody was inside the building. Crews were there until 2:05 on Saturday morning.
“A crew was mobilised at 8:05 this morning to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and there were no further hotspots, which there were not.
“75% of the roof was destroyed in the fire.”