Crews tackle fire in derelict building in Burntisland

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Over 40 firefighters tackled the fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a call around 1am on Saturday (27 September) to a report of a fire within a disused play centre in the High Street, Burntisland.

Operations Control Thornton immediately mobilised crews from Burntisland and Kirkcaldy fire stations who were on scene within two minutes.

On arrival firefighters were faced with an extensive fire affecting all parts of the play centre.  Extra resources were requested from Lochgelly and Methil fire stations to attend. At the height of the fire there were five fire appliances and over 40 firefighters tackling the blaze.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus brought the fire under control using four jets and two ground monitors to extinguish the fire.

Some residents from flats next to the building were evacuated for a short time, whilst police directed others to stay indoors keeping their windows closed. No one was injured at the fire.

Firefighters worked under difficult conditions to bring the blaze under control at around 4am.

Fire Investigation teams are working with the Police Scotland to determine the cause of the fire.

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