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Six injured as fire engine leaves road in East Lothian

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Image caption The crash happened on the A198 between Ballencrieff and Longniddry at about 21:50 on Sunday

Six firefighters were injured when their vehicle came off the road on the way to a crash in East Lothian.

The incident happened on the A198 between Ballencrieff and Longniddry at about 21:50 on Sunday.

The six Haddington crew members were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after three were cut out of the vehicle as it landed on its side.

Their injuries are not life-threatening. Four firefighters were released from hospital on Monday.

Police Scotland are investigating the cause of the incident. No other vehicles were involved.

John Dickie, of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Our thoughts and best wishes are with our personnel who were injured in last night's road traffic collision.

"All six were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the incident, four were subsequently released following treatment and two remain in hospital.

"We wish them all a speedy recovery. Welfare support has been put in place for all crew members and their families.

"Alternative fire cover arrangements have also been instigated for Haddington whilst affected personnel are off duty."

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