Driver flees car after vehicle bursts into flames near roundabout 

Fire crews were alerted to the scene in Kirkcaldy on Sunday.

Plumes of smoke seen after car burst into flames near Kirkcaldy roundabout Dunnikier Way Facebook
Fire crews rushed to the scene to extinguish a 'well alight' car.

A driver had a lucky escape after his car burst into flames near a Fife roundabout.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Dunnikier Way in Kirkcaldy at around 9.11pm on Sunday, after reports of a vehicle on fire.

Fire crews got to work immediately, extinguishing the car, and no injuries were reported as a result.

Eyewitnesses said the driver “jumped right out” of the car once light smoke turned into a raging fire.

The car began by emitting light smoke before bursting into flames. Olivia Nicol/Facebook
The car began by emitting light smoke before bursting into flames.

One person reported on social media that the man “looked in total shock” at the sight in front of him.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 9.11pm on Sunday, July 31 to reports of a car well alight near Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy.

“Operations Control mobilised one appliance to the scene to extinguish the fire and make the area safe.

“There were no reported casualties.”

The lucky driver 'jumped right out' and no injuries were reported. Zoe-Elizabeth Pavier
The lucky driver ‘jumped right out’ and no injuries were reported.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.10pm on Sunday, 31 July, 2022, police and emergency services were called to a report of car on fire at the Gallatown Roundabout in Kirkcaldy.

“No one was injured and no criminality established.“