A cottage has been destroyed by fire in a remote part of Dumfries and Galloway.
Firefighters were called at 6.55am this morning to the home near Carsphairn but they were unable to save the property.
Four fire engines have been in attendance to pump water to the isolated property.
No one was injured in the blaze which is not thought to be suspicious.
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