Man hurt in Fraserburgh house fire after 'explosion' reports

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Fraserburgh fireImage source, Tasha Noble
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An explosion was reported from a property in Moray Road, Fraserburgh

A man has been taken to hospital after reports of an explosion and a fire at a house in Aberdeenshire.

Four fire engines were sent to the scene in Moray Road, Fraserburgh, after the alarm was raised just after midday on Friday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the two-storey property appeared to have suffered substantial damage.

Police confirmed Moray Road has been closed between College Bounds and Gallowhill Road.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 12:07 to a fire on Moray Road. We dispatched two ambulance crews, our special operations response and our trauma team to the scene and transported a male patient to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary."

'Loud explosion'

Michael May owns a car repair garage near the scene. He told the BBC: "I was sitting in the office and I heard a great big loud explosion. Everything shook and I thought a car had gone into the side of the building.

"I went outside and saw smoke coming from the house and a couple of minutes later saw a lad coming out.

"The debris was right across the street, it damaged the parked cars and everything.

"The lad came out and he looked hurt. People everywhere running to help."

The condition of the man is not yet known.

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Gas workers were seen at the scene of the reported explosion

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