A fire engine broke down as it was racing to a house fire in west Fife where a man was injured.
The appliance failed just a mile from the scene of the emergency, on its way to provide backup to firefighters who were battling the blaze in Saline.
Another appliance and crew had to be sent in its place to help at the fire which destroyed the two-storey house in Oaklee on Tuesday.
Householder Steven Allan was taken to St John’s Hospital, Livingston, with what were believed to be minor burns.
Mid Scotland and Fife Labour MSP Alex Rowley said it was vital firefighters were equipped with the best vehicles.
He said: “Knowing that fire engines work and are well maintained and renewed when needed is surely crucial to give the public confidence in the service.
“I will be asking questions about this incident and the age and condition of vehicles.
“Firefighters have a crucial and dangerous job, so it is crucial that they have the best of equipment and that includes their vehicles.”
The engine was sent to support crews from Dunfermline who were first on the scene just minutes after the alarm was raised around 10.40am.
It had almost completed its 11-mile journey from Lochgelly Fire Station when it broke down.
A member of the public reported seeing the vehicle with its cab tilted in Steelend around noon.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the appliance had developed a minor mechanical fault.
Roddie Keith, local senior officer for Fife, said: “We mobilised a total of five appliances to this incident, with the first arriving from Dunfermline at the scene within 13 minutes of the alarm first being raised.
“One appliance mobilised from Lochgelly did encounter a minor mechanical fault whilst en route however a separate appliance was immediately mobilised in its place and duly attended.
“The SFRS continues to attend at every emergency.”