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Large fire next to power station

Fire next to Longannet Power Station (Pic: Margaret Braes)
The blaze caused a huge plume of smoke to blow across the power station

Firefighters have been tackling a large fire which broke out next to Longannet Power Station in Fife.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 1500 GMT when the blaze started at a sulphur unit in a construction site.

It was initially thought people were trapped, but everyone at the site has now been accounted for.

Crews were being stood down from the incident, which caused a huge plume of smoke, by 1700 GMT.

It followed a separate fire in Fife, which broke out at a former coachworks on Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy, at 1355 GMT.

Over 40 firefighters were called to the derelict building, which sits beside a railway line.

The road was closed for 90 minutes and diversions were put in place.



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