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Man taken to hospital after home explodes in West Lothian road


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man has rushed to hospital in Scotland after an explosion in his home.

Residents in neighbouring homes have been evacuated as a precaution whereas emergency companies handled the fireplace in Whitburn, West Lothian.

The Scottish Hearth and Rescue Service mentioned they have been referred to as to the scene in Dixon Street at about 9.30am on Tuesday after residents reported listening to a bang.

Three fireplace engines and a heavy rescue unit went to the scene and put out the hearth.

A Police Scotland spokesman mentioned: “Round 9.30am on Tuesday December 8 2020, police and emergency companies have been referred to as to a report of an explosion in a home in Dixon Street, Whitburn.

“The male householder has been taken by ambulance to a neighborhood hospital, the place he’s being handled by medical employees.”

He added: “Emergency companies stay on the scene assisted by related utility firm.

“The native council are conscious. Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the explosion are persevering with.”



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