Woodmill High School Fire: Latest pictures show sheer scale of devastation

These pictures show the full extent of the devastation caused by an overnight fire at Woodmill High in Fife.

Monday, 26th August 2019, 11:41 am
Woodmill High

Firefighters were called out to Woodmill High, in the Abbeyview district of Dunfermline, at 5.05pm on Sunday 25 August. The school is closed to pupils and staff today. Multiple appliances and more than 80 firefighters were sent to battle a "very large and complex" blaze at the secondary school. Hundreds of onlookers gathered around the building when the blaze took hold. These pictures, taken on Monday morning by Edinburgh Evening News photographer Lisa Ferguson, show the charred remains of the high school.

Firefighters were called out to Woodmill High, in the Abbeyview district of the town, at 5.05pm on Sunday. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Nine appliances, carrying more than 40 firefighters, were sent to the secondary school. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service asked members of the public to keep nearby access roads clear to allow appliances to pass through as required. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
The blaze broke out in the Department of Additional Support, a single-story extension to the rear of the property. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
The school, which is operated by Fife Council, dates from 1958. One of four high schools in Dunfermline, it is one of two still waiting for substantial modernisation works to take place. Picture Lisa Ferguson
Smoke from the fire could be viewed from across West Fife. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Fife Council confirmed the school would be closed to all pupils on Monday. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
The school was closed for the weekend when it was reported and there are no reported casualties. Picture: Lisa Ferguson