Firefighters battle car blaze after explosion near school

Firefighters have been battling a blaze after a car exploded near a Fife school.

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 2:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:03 am
Firefighters attended the blaze.

The explosion happened at around 1.15pm this afternoon on Macindoe Crescent in Kirkcaldy, close to St Mary's Primary and Andrews High Schools.

A spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 1.19pm on Thursday, November 2 to reports of a car on fire at Macindoe Crescent, Kirkcaldy.

“Operations Control immediately mobilised two fire appliances to the scene and firefighters used powerful water jets to extinguish the fire.

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“One casualty was treated on scene by paramedics.

“ Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed that one man was treated for an injury to his hand, but was not taken to hospital.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that they had been in attendance.

Updates to follow