Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to attend a large fire within a steading at a farm in Fyvie in the early hours of this morning, Monday 15 September.
The fire, which was reported to Aberdeen Control at 2.30am, happened at Meikle Gourdas Farm.
Appliances from Oldmeldrum and Turriff were sent to the scene, along with the water carrier from Buckie and on arrival crews were faced with a well established fire.
The Incident Commander was Station Manager Mike Cordiner, who said
When we arrived the roof and the walls had partially collapsed.
The steading itself contained some bails of straw and farm machinery. The crews used two spray jets to tackle the fire and other small fires which had started around the periphery.
We monitored the adjacent buildings to protect them from airborne embers.
One appliance remains at the scene today to carry out damping down operations. The fire is not being treated as deliberate.
Station Manager Cordiner added
The crews worked hard to contain the fire and make sure it did not spread to other buildings.
The fire is not thought to be suspicious.