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Fears of casualties as houses are destroyed in huge explosion in Ayrshire 

A huge explosion at a house in Ayr that could be heard for miles has sparked a major incident and fears of casualties. 

Emergency services raced to Gorse Park at around 7.10pm today following the blast - which took place in the southern part of the town, close to the busy A77.

Images uploaded online show debris scattered on the street in the residential Kincaidston area, and social media users said the explosion could be heard for miles around.

Images uploaded online show debris scattered on the street in the residential Kincaidston area

Social media users said the explosion could be heard for miles around

Police have advised people to avoid the area as around 20 vehicles and three ambulances deal with the situation. 

The area around Kincaidston Drive is being cordoned off by police.

'Emergency services are currently at the scene and we would advise people to avoid the area at the present time.'

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