Explosion rips apart house in blast heard for miles as public kept away

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A mystery explosion has blown a house to the ground in a devastating inferno.

The impacted home in Ayr, Scotland appears to have been completely destroyed with residents from miles away claiming to have heard the damage.

A roaring blaze could be seen following the explosion in Gorse Park in the Kincaidstone area of the town shortly after 7pm on Monday.

Police Scotland has asked for members of the public to keep their distance from the scene as an investigation continues.

Multiple emergency service vehicles attended the scene including at least three fire appliances, police cars and ambulances, the Daily Record reports.

It is not currently known whether anyone has been injured or how many properties have been affected.

Rubble was seen strewn across the ground and one picture appears to show the roof blown completely off the property.

A dad-of-three who heard a "massive explosion" half a mile away said it "sounded like a bomb going off, it was deafening."

It is understood that the sound from the blast could be heard up to three miles away, according to reports on social media.

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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We were alerted at 7.11pm on Monday, October 18 to reports of a dwelling fire in Gorse Park, Ayr.

"Operations control mobilised nine appliances and specialist resources to the scene and firefighters are working to extinguish the fire.

"Crews currently remain in attendance and are assisting emergency service partners."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of an explosion at a property on Gorse Park in Ayr shortly after 7.10pm on Monday, 18 October.

“Emergency services are currently at the scene.”

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