DUNFERMLINE families have been left shocked by an explosion close to Milesmark Primary School this evening.

Emergency services say the incident involves potentially hazardous materials and specialist resources are at the scene. 

Residents said the explosion was "like fireworks or gunshot" going off in the Rumblingwell area of Dunfermline and reported a "popping" noise.

Video sent to us by Steven Campbell and Devon Thompson show the severity of the blaze. 

The incident happened shortly before 6pm tonight (Tuesday) and police have reportedly told locals that the fire started in a shed.

It's understood the scene of the incident is at Whitemyre Court but police officers went door-to-door and moved occupants of homes as far up Rumblingwell at the Wan Yan Chinese takeway.

It's now understood that families are being allowed back into their homes but roads are still cordoned off after the explosion.

There have been no reported casualties.

Emergency services are at the scene on Rumblingwell close to the school, which is currently closed for the summer holidays.

One eyewitness told the Press the incident was a "shocker" and said: "It's a workshop behind a house. It literally exploded. The police have just moved us back as there were apparently gas canisetrs stored in there, which might be the reason why it went up so spectacularly and apparently there's a real risk of it spreading.

"The roads have just been cordoned off."

A spokesperson said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 5.53pm on Tuesday 2 July to reports of a fire at Rumblingwell, Dunfermline.

“The incident involves potentially hazardous materials and therefore Operations Control mobilised two appliances and specialist resources to the scene where firefighters are still in attendance.”

The Press will bring you further updates as soon as we have them.