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Suspected explosion hits Inverkip house and motor home

Fire-damaged house in Inverkip
Image caption The house was badly damaged by the blaze which destroyed the motor home

A house has been badly damaged and a motor home left burnt out following a suspected explosion in Inverclyde.

Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at the house in Findhorn Road, Inverkip, at about 00:30 on Thursday.

Police Scotland said early indications were that a fire had broken out in the motor home and spread to the house.

No-one has been reported injured. Police and the fire service are investigating the cause of the blaze.

A statement from Police Scotland said: "Around 00:30 hours police were called to a report of a fire in Findhorn Road, Inverkip.

"Early indications are that a motor home was on fire which spread to the house, however, there are no reports of any injuries.

"A number of people had to be evacuated. Emergency services are currently on the scene and a joint investigation is underway to establish the circumstance of the fire."

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