Kirkcaldy school fire: Firefighters still at scene as probe launched into major blaze

Officers dampening down hot spots

By Allan Crow
Sunday, 16th August 2020, 11:24 am
The roof of the building was destroyed by the fire (Pic:Lisa May Young)
The roof of the building was destroyed by the fire (Pic:Lisa May Young)

Firefighters are still at the scene of a major blaze which destroyed a former high school in Kirkcaldy.

Six teams of firefighters raced to the scene in Loughborough Road around 7:30pm and worked through the night to bring it under control.

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Major fire at former Viewforth High School, Loughborough Road, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Andrew Donald)

Two appliances, and one height appliance remain at the scene this morning dampening down hot spots.

No-one was injured in the blaze.

A joint investigation is now underway between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland to find out what happened.

Local residents were told to keep their windows closed at the height of the blaze which sent smoke billowing across the town.

Huge numbers of residents also came out on to the street to watch the drama unfold.

Local resident Nathan Bennett said: "I'd noticed our street was busier than usual with traffic, but didn't think anything of it until I saw the police. I went outside and the sky was filled with smoke, and walked around the corner to see a huge crowd of people watching the blaze, it was massive."

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