Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Firefighters tackle blaze at Fife Zoo

Fife Zoo Image copyright Fife Jammer Locations
Image caption Fire crews were called to the zoo shortly after midday

Firefighters are tackling a blaze which broke out in the roof space of a building at Fife Zoo.

Fire crews, including four appliances and a specialist resource, were called to the zoo - near Collessie - at 12:11 on Sunday.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said one person had been treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

Fife Zoo confirmed on social media that all of its animals were safe.

The zoo is home to a range of animals, including lemurs and zebras. It reopened on 29 June after closing in March due to the coronavirus lockdown.

In a later post on Facebook, the zoo said it had been left without water or electricity as a result of the fire.

In an urgent appeal for electricians and generators, they said: "We have human and animal residents onsite needing support right now".