Scots woke up to the sound of an ‘explosion’ as a burnt-out vehicle was pictured

The aftermath of a burnt-out vehicle has been pictured in a Scottish car park after locals described hearing an ‘explosion’ in the area.

The remains of a white seat can be seen in Penicuik, Midlothian, in the early hours of Tuesday April 12, Edinburgh Live reports.

Many nearby residents said they were awakened by a loud noise, with some calling the deafening sound an “explosion”.

A person, who wishes to remain anonymous, took a photo of the car on John Street, across from neighborhood playgrounds.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) confirmed witnessing the incident in the early hours of Tuesday.

They said the crews left the scene after making sure everything was safe.

A spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 1.47am on Tuesday April 12 by reports of a burning car in John Street, Penicuik.

“Operations control mobilized a fire apparatus and firefighters extinguished a fire affecting a car.

“No casualties were reported and crews remained after ensuring the area was secure.”

Police Scotland have also been made aware of the incident, but no further information has been released by them at this time.

Residents say there have been various incidents involving young people in Penicuik in recent times, including burning down trees and garbage cans.

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