Road traffic collision involving a fire appliance in Fife

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Four crew members from St Monans fire station were involved

Four Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crew members from St Monans were involved in a road traffic collision in Anstruther on Saturday night (5 December) when their fire appliance collided with a building. All four were all taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy by ambulance for precautionary checks and all have been released following treatment. No other vehicles were involved and thankfully the property was unoccupied at the time of the incident.


An SFRS Urban Search and Rescue team worked with a Fife Council Structural Engineer and specialist contractors to stabilise the property, to enable recovery of the fire appliance and make the property safe.


A Senior Fire Officer said; “our thoughts and best wishes are with our personnel who have been injured in last night’s road traffic collision. Alternative fire cover arrangements have also been instigated for St Monans whilst affected personnel are off duty.”


The cause of the accident is unknown. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to assist Police Scotland, who are currently carrying out an investigation.