Police officers at the scene on Baberton Mains Avenue, Edinburgh, after an 84-year-old man has died following an explosion at a house on Friday night
"Several properties were evacuated as a precaution and the road remains closed.
"There are no suspicious circumstances and we are continuing to work alongside our partner agencies."
A Scottish fire and rescue service spokesperson added: “We were alerted at 10.26pm on Friday, December 1, to reports of a gas explosion affecting residential properties on Baberton Mains Avenue in Edinburgh.
“Operations control mobilised five fire appliances and specialist resources to the area where firefighters worked to make the area safe.
The scene on Baberton Mains Avenue, Edinburgh, after an 84-year-old man has died following an explosion at a house on Friday night
"Two casualties were rescued prior to our arrival, and the crews remain on scene.”
Emergency services left the scene at 6.39am this morning.
One eyewitness said the area outside the house at Baberton Mains Avenue was strewn with rubble and there was a smell of gas.
Images from the scene show a building has been completely destroyed.