Fife Zoo fire: Emergency services on site as blaze breaks out

The Scottish fire service was called to the scene at 12.11 pm on Sunday

Emergency services have been called to Fife Zoo near Collessie this afternoon after a fire was reported at 12.11pm.

Four fire engines are at the incident that saw all visitors evacuated from the tourist spot.

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Fife Zoo posted on social media: “All humans and animals are safe. All emergency teams are on site to contain the fire. Thank you for the concern”

The Scottish fire service was called to the scene at 12.11 pm on Sunday

An eyewitness told the Edinburgh Evening News: "There is smoke and flames pouring out of the soft play building.

“Luckily the keepers were able to evacuate the marmosets safely.

“Their enclosure was closest to the site of the fire.

“It looked at one point like the firefighters had got the blaze under control, but the flames have now taken hold of the building.

The Scottish fire service was called to the scene at 12.11 pm on Sunday

"It's a devastating blow for the owners, with the facility only in its infancy."

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that they are currently in attendance.

More to follow.

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