Lorry crashes into side of house

A search and rescue operation is under way after a lorry crashed into a house

A search and rescue operation is under way after a lorry crashed into a house

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Emergency services have launched a major search and rescue operation after a large goods vehicle crashed into a house.

The incident happened in Main Street, Fairlie, North Ayrshire, at 1.45pm on Thursday, said Strathclyde Fire and Rescue.

A statement from the fire service said: "Large numbers of fire, police and ambulance personnel are in attendance, with specially trained personnel from all three services working closely together.

"Resources have been drafted from across the west of Scotland, including Strathclyde Fire & Rescue firefighters from its Urban Search and Rescue team (USAR)."

Two Major Incident Support Units (MSU) from Clydebank and Kilmarnock, and the Scottish Ambulance Service's Special Operations Response Team (SORT) are at the scene.

The lorry driver was taken to hospital.

A spokeswoman from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue confirmed two people were trapped in the property along with a pet dog.

She said: "A man and a woman are being rescued by emergency services including the fire service, police and the Scottish Ambulance Special Operations Response Team."

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