WEST Kilbride residents were left startled when a huge 'explosion' took place early on Sunday morning.

The noise, which was described as a 'massive bang', took place just before 3am after a fire in a shed in the village's Law Brae.

And the fire that ensued was at least twice the height of a the responding fire engines, but luckily nobody was injured as a result.

It is unclear what caused the explosion but Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted at 2.44am on Sunday, July 14 to reports of a shed on fire in West Kilbride.

"Operations Control mobilised three fire engines to the town's Law Brae, where firefighters extinguished a well developed fire.

"Crews left the scene after ensuring the area had been made safe.

"There were no casualties."

A spokesperson for Police Scotland: "At 2.48am on Sunday, July 14, Scottish Fire and Rescue Control notified Police of a fire at Law Brae, West Kilbride. Police attended. Enquiries continue to establish the cause of the fire."