A man is in hospital and nearby homes have been evacuated after a suspected gas explosion on a Dunfermline street.
Emergency services raced to Dewar Street at 1.45pm on Saturday after reports of a house on fire.
Residents reported hearing the explosion at the two-storey building before the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent eight appliances to the scene.
A male casualty was taken by paramedics to St John’s Hospital for treatment.
Dewar Street was closed between Chalmers Street and Maitland Street.
Fire crews extinguished the blaze shortly before 7.30pm but remained to dampen down the scene.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 1.45pm on Saturday, July 3, to reports of a dwelling fire at Dewar Street, Dunfermline.
“Operations Control mobilised eight appliances, an aerial ladder platform and other specialist resources to the scene and firefighters are working to extinguish the fire in a mid-terrace two-storey flat.
“One male casualty was passed into the care of paramedics and crews remain on the scene.“
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a suspected gas explosion and subsequent fire at a property on Dewar Street, Dunfermline, around 1.50pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
“Officers attended to assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at the scene.
“One man has been taken to St John’s Hospital for treatment.
“A number of properties have been evacuated as a precaution and Dewar Street is currently closed.”