The devastation left behind by the apparent explosion and fire.

Fountainbridge building fire: Pictures show aftermath of 'explosion' which left chunks of stone metres from school

Firefighters have been battling a building fire in Fountainbridge this evening which is thought to have broken out following an explosion.

Pictures posted on social media show chunks of the building strewn across the road and pavement below, just metres from Tollcross Primary School. One worker also reported feeling his glass office "shake" at the time of the explosion, which happened just before 5pm. Here are some pictures showing the aftermath.

Police have closed off a number of roads in the area.

5. Road Closures

Police have closed off a number of roads in the area.
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Flames can be seen inside the property, with thick smoke billowing out from the window.

6. Flames

Flames can be seen inside the property, with thick smoke billowing out from the window.
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A number of bystanders reported hearing an 'explosion' coming from the building.

7. Emergency Services

A number of bystanders reported hearing an 'explosion' coming from the building.
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Details on any casualties are not known at this stage. Pic: Corrie D J Young/Twitter

8. Fountainbridge Blast

Details on any casualties are not known at this stage. Pic: Corrie D J Young/Twitter
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