Borgue fire tears through flats

Firefighters are securing the area where a blaze broke out in a block of flats at Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, over night.

At around 1am, 20 firefighters from Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse, Castle Douglas and Dumfries arrived at the scene, consisting of four flats in one block.

Nine residents were led to safety as the flames ripped through the upper floor of the building on Sunnybrae.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is scheduled to be carried out later.