Man injured as van explodes in garage forecourt

The van completely burnt out in the forecourt on Friday afternoon.
The van completely burnt out in the forecourt on Friday afternoon.

A man was injured after his work van went up in flames on a garage forecourt in Stranraer.

The incident happened mid afternoon today (Friday) at the Solo filling station on Stoneykirk Road and it is believed the driver had been filling jerry cans shortly before the van caught fire.

Fire crews attended and it is thought an air ambulance was called. Police closed the road for much of the afternoon to allow the incident to be contained and investigated.