Friday, 19 April 2013

House partially destroyed and van burnt out in suspected explosion

A house has been partially destroyed in a suspected explosion in Inverclyde.
The detached house in Inverclyde was severely damaged in the incident in the early hours of Thursday.
Emergency services were alerted to the fire and possible blast in Inverkip at around 12.30am which has destroyed the roof of the house.
A camper van in the drive of the house in the village’s Findhorn Road has also been left completely burnt out.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and used a raised platform to battle the flames during the incident.
Police Scotland said officers were treating it as a "serious incident", however they could not provide any further information on the cause of it.
A force spokeswoman said that they had not received any reports of injuries while no one in neighbouring properties were evacuated from their homes.
Police and firefighters remain at the scene and officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the explosion.
One neighbour told STV News: "I woke up at around 1.10am and could hear voices. I didn't know what it was and I looked out my window and saw the blue lights and smoke everywhere.
"I think firefighters had a hose reel running down the street and there were a lot of them and police. There was a big luxury campervan or mobile home in the driveway, it's been completely destroyed.
"I think it was just a couple that lived at the house, as I never saw any children or anything."
The Scottish Ambulance Service said it received a call regarding the incident at around 12.45am and attended but it did not require to take anyone to hospital for treatment.
The video with this report shows viewer's video from the incident. It does not contain any sound.

Dramatic images of the house in Inverkip on fire © SWNS
Clear-up operation of house in Inverkip


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