Two firefighters in hospital after 999 crash with van

Two firefighters are in hospital after a fire engine collided with a van while responding to an emergency call in Wester Ross.

The fire engine from Inverness was heading to Skye "under blue light conditions" at about 19:40 on Sunday.

The crash happened on the A890 at Mammit Hill, near Strathcarron.

Four firefighters were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Two were discharged after treatment. The van driver suffered minor injuries.

The road at the crash site was closed for 12 hours for a police investigation.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service area commander Michael Humphreys said: “The appliance was responding to a 999-call under blue light conditions when it collided with a commercial van.

“Our operations control immediately mobilised three further appliances and specialist resources to the scene

"Two firefighters remain in hospital. All staff are being fully supported.”

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