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Two injured after fire engine on emergency call crashes with car on Scots road

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Two people have been injured after a fire engine on its way to an emergency crashed with a car on a busy Scots road.

The collision occurred at the junction of Victoria Road and Dunnikier Road in Kirkcaldy at around 2.28pm on Thursday, November 25.

The crew had been making their way to an incident following reports of smoke rising from a vacant building on Fair Isle Road in the Fife town.

An alternative fire engine was sent to Fair Isle Road where the blaze was extinguished by a different group of firefighters.

Meanwhile, other members of the emergency services attended the scene of the crash.

Two people were transferred into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service. Their condition is currently unknown.

Emergency crews remain at the scene of the accident.

A SFRS spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 2.28pm on Thursday, November 25 to reports of a collision involving a fire appliance and a vehicle at the junction of Victoria Road and Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy.

"Operations Control mobilised three fire engines and specialist resources to the scene and crews are still in attendance. Two casualties were transferred to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"The fire appliance that was involved in the collision was on its way to reports of smoke issuing from a vacant building on Fair Isle Road, Kirkcaldy and an alternative appliance was immediately mobilised to this incident.

"Crews extinguished a fire and ensured the area was made safe before leaving the scene."

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