Firefighters tackling large '˜tyre' blaze in Airth field

Firefighters are currently battling a blaze in an Airth field where a 'large quantity' of tyres have gone up in flames.

Firefighters were called out to tackle a blaze at an Airth field. Picture by Michael Gillen

Three emergency crews, including a water carrier from Falkirk, were sent to the scene near the Kincardine Bridge shortly before 3pm this afternoon (Monday).

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed crews from Alloa, Bo’ness and Falkirk had been called out to the incident, with work still ongoing to douse the flames.

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She said: “We got a report of a fire to a large quantity of tyres in Airth at 2.49pm and have three emergency vehicles and a water carrier in attendance.

Firefighters were called out to tackle a blaze at an Airth field. Picture by Michael Gillen

“Work is ongoing to extinguish the fire.”

A young girl watches on as smoke billows from a tyre fire in an Airth field. Picture by Michael Gillen
Fire crews work to extinguish the flames. Picture by Michael Gillen
Fire crews received a report of a fire shortly before 3pm. Picture by Michael Gillen
Bystanders look on as smoke billows into the air. Picture by Michael Gillen