Explosion rocks Wigtown

A suspected explosion has rocked Wigtown and caused a serious fire.

The blast happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in the garage of a house at Sea View in the town.

The alarm was raised by a neighbour who was alerted by the sound of an explosion, and two fire appliances responded to the incident from Newton Stewart.

The crews were faced with a serious well-developed fire in the garage. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose jets tackled the blaze. Firefighters were on scene for approximately three hours both extinguishing the fire. The cause has been not yet been established officially and investigation work is still ongoing. No-one injured.