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Bomb squad called to Scots street over 'hazardous material' as locals urged to stay away

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Scots residents have been urged to keep doors and windows closed after the bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion in Fife this afternoon.Emergency services attended the incident on Elgin Street in Dunfermline after a "potentially hazardous material" was found in a property on Thursday, November 16.It is believed the explosion was carried out at the Army Reserve Centre in Bruce House on Friday afternoon.Images from the scene show the base taped off whilst it is patrolled by army officers with fire engines and police cars also attending the controlled explosion.Police alerted the public and asked them to avoid the area and keep all windows and doors closed.A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "Around 3.10pm on Friday, November 17, EOD carried out a small controlled explosion in Elgin Street, Dunfermline, to safely dispose of potentially hazardous material which was discovered within a property yesterday."Get the latest news sent straight to your messages by joining our WhatsApp community today.You'll receive daily updates on breaking news as well as the top headlines across Scotland.No one will be able to see who is signed up and no one can send messages except the Daily Record team.All you have to do is click here if you're on mobile, select 'Join Community' and you're in!If you're on a desktop, simply scan the QR code above with your phone and click 'Join Community'.We also treat our community members to special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners.

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