Larbert: Man stable in hospital after suspected gas explosion at home

A man who was taken to hospital after a suspected gas explosion is in a stable condition, police have confirmed.

By Katrine Bussey
Sunday, 27th February 2022, 3:37 pm

The 33-year-old is being treated in Glasgow Royal Infirmary after being pulled from the burning property by firefighters.

Billows of smoke were seen pouring from a house in Larbert early on Saturday afternoon.

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The scene this morning after an explosion and fire at a property on Broomage Crescent Larbert, Falkirk. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Locals nearby reported hearing an explosion before seeing flames engulf a property in Broomage Crescent, which was partially collapsed in the incident.

While 10 properties were evacuated, Police Scotland said on Sunday that most of those affected had been able to return to their homes.

A spokesman for the force said: “Around 1.40pm on Saturday, February 26, officers were called to reports of an explosion at a house on Broomage Crescent, Larbert.

“A 33-year-old man was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where medical staff describe his condition as stable.

“Officers remain at the scene and inquiries are ongoing.”