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A man was taken to hospital with burns injuries following an explosion at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were scrambled to Mosseye Farm, in Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, shortly after 3pm on Sunday (13 December).

More than 20 firefighters from Inverurie, Kintore and Ellon were called to the farm to tackle the flames.

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Crews used water cannons to control the flames and prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings.

The explosion ripped through a wooden garage, creating a fireball and sending clouds of smoke billowing into the air.

The injured man was working in an outbuilding behind the garage when the explosion happened.

Paramedics treated him at the scene for “flash burns” burns to his hands, legs and face. His injuries were not said to be life threatening.

The man was then taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he received further treatment.

The cause of fire is under investigation, although it is not thought to be suspicious.