This is the moment a hero cop charged towards a fireball on an Ayrshire road tonight.

The officer ran in the direction of two burning cars which had just been involved in a crash outside Coylton.

Both vehicles were engulfed in flames with footage emerging online of the police ditching their vehicles before running towards the flames.

The crash took place shortly after 6pm on the A70 between Coylton and nearby Coalhall.

Traffic has been stopped in both directions with large tailbacks being reported through Coylton.

Diversions have been set up by police.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.05pm on Wednesday, 3 March, we received a report of a crash involving two cars on the A70 between Coylton and Coalhall.

"Both vehicles subsequently caught fire and emergency services attended.

“There were no reports of any injuries.”

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