Huge fire at Newtown Park – home of Bo’ness United

Firefighters are battling a huge fire at Newtown Park, the home of Bo’ness United Fotball Club.

An image taken at the scene of a fire at Newton Park stadium in Bo'ness

The blaze, which started just before 1.30pm at the stadium has sent an enormous plume of black smoke over the town.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “I can confirm we are in attendance at Newton Park after a call was received at 1.29pm today.

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An image taken at the scene of a fire at Newton Park stadium in Bo'ness

“There are three appliances in attendance but unfortunately we don’t have any further details as yet or information about what caused the fire.”

A building used by Kinneil Band has also been damaged in the blaze, while nearby Kinneil Primary School has been evacuated.