NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

One hurt as fast food van fire catches fire in Kirkwall

Orkney fire Image copyright Sydney Thomson

One person was taken to hospital after a fast food van caught fire in Orkney.

Two fire engines were called to fight the blaze in Kirkwall's Great Western Road coach park at about 09:30.

A picture posted on social media showed the van engulfed in flames with thick black smoke rising above it.

The fire service left the scene at about 10:40. Police Scotland closed off the nearby area but it has since reopened.

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