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Two hospitalised after explosion causes blaze at flat

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Two hospitalised after explosion causes blaze at flat

Two people are being treated in hospital after an "explosion" at a flat in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Emergency services were called to Burn Street Lane in Bonhill, Scotland at around 2.45pm on Friday.

Police Scotland said it received calls describing an explosion and images posted on social media showed the wall and roof of the first-floor flat largely destroyed.

One man is being treated for burns and another for smoke inhalation.

Police and the fire service are investigating the cause of the fire and some nearby properties have been evacuated while gas mains in the area are checked.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "One man is being treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary for burns and another was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to be treated for smoke inhalation.

"Emergency services remain at the scene and a joint investigation with police and the fire service is to be carried out.

"West Dunbartonshire Council has set up a rest centre for those evacuated from their homes."