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Dingwall house explosion was not gas-related; Emergency service probe in Ross-shire continues


By Hector MacKenzie

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Police in attendance at the Macrae Crescent property in Dingwall after men injured in explosion. Picture: Gary Anthony
Police in attendance at the Macrae Crescent property in Dingwall after men injured in explosion. Picture: Gary Anthony

AN explosion in a Dingwall house that led to two men being taken to hospital with serious injuries was not gas-related, it was confirmed this afternoon.

Gas engineers attended the Macrae Crescent incident in Dingwall yesterday evening and isolated the supply as a precaution as emergency services attended the scene.

Two men were taken to hospital with serious injuries after what police described as "a small explosion" last night at around 6.08pm.

Speculation that the explosion may have been dismissed by gas was scotched by gas distribution company SGN today.

Spokesman Dan Brown said: "Our engineers attended a property in Macrae Crescent at the request of the emergency services following reports of an explosion on Sunday evening.

"We isolated the gas supply to the property as a precaution and carried out safety checks.

"Last night’s incident was not gas-related and the emergency services are continuing to investigate the cause."

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