Three men were rescued after a blaze broke out in an Aberdeen flat today.
Emergency services were called to the property at Donside Court at around 1.30am.
Firefighters had to enter the block to get the men out of the burning building in Tillydrone.
A shocked neighbour told how her little children slept through the commotion but described the incident as “horrible”.
The young mum said: “I don’t know what happened, but you can see where the smoke has gone up the walls.
“The first I knew there was a fire was at 2am.
“I didn’t know what was going on at the time, I was just woken-up in the middle of the night by noise.
Six fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and a command and control unit were sent to the scene.
Firefighters used six sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet, two trauma bags and small tools.
The men were treated at the scene by Scottish Ambulance Service crew.
It is understood they did not require hospital treatment.
The fire was under control at around 2.05am.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were called to a flat fire on Donside Court at 1.29am.
“Three males were removed from the flat.”
Edges of the door frame to the flat are charred black while soot covers large parts of the ceiling on the 11th floor.
None of the men had returned to the property this morning.
It is not yet established what caused the fire.
Police Scotland officers were also called to the scene.
A spokesman for the force said: “They were treated by an ambulance crew at the scene and didn’t require to go to hospital.”