Residents evacuated after car smashes into home in Scots town

The incident took place in Fife on May 28.
-Credit: (Image: Fife Jammers)


Residents on a street in Fife have been evacuated tonight after a car smashed into a home.

Officers from Police Scotland and firefighters from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service raced to Craig Leith Avenue in Inverkeithing at around 6pm on Tuesday, May 28, after a vehicle crashed into a property.

Police and two fire engines were in attendance alongside an emergency team from Scottish Gas to assess the damage.

Images show a blue vehicle had collided into a new build as firefighters and police inspect the scene.

As a precaution five properties were evacuated. Essential safety checks continue to be carried out with residents of home hit by the car still not back in the property.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We received reports of an incident on Monday, May 28 at 17:58 and sent two appliances to the scene. The appliances left at 19:27."

A spokesperson for Fife Council confirmed to the Record that five properties were evacuated as a precaution. Residents are now back in there homes and an emergency evacuation centre was set up as a precaution but it wasn’t needed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 5.40pm on Tuesday, 28 May, we were called to Craigleith Avenue, Inverkeithing after a car struck a house.

"There were no reports of any injuries. Emergency services and the utility company attended and a small number of residents were evacuated as a precaution.

"Most were able to return to their homes and the damaged building will be assessed by the relevant agency."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 5.53pm on Tuesday, May 28, to reports of a car colliding with a gas mains box on Craig Leith Avenue in Inverkeithing.

"Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the scene, where crews isolated the gas and assessed structural damage to a building.

"There were no casualties and crews left the scene after ensuring the area was safe."

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