A man has died after a fire in a flat in Leven, Fife

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Crews from Methil and Glenrothes attended.

A man has died following a fire at a home in Leven, Fife this morning (25 November).

Emergency services responded to the incident in Baird Crescent at 11.09am, with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews attending from Methil and Glenrothes fire stations.

Four firefighters entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire using one main jet.
Sadly, a man was discovered in the property and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation with officers from the SFRS Fire Investigation Unit at the scene working to establish the cause.

An SFRS spokesperson said: “The loss of life through fire is always a tragedy and it must remind us all of the need to work together to protect our communities.

“Everyone can help save lives by ensuring their homes ¬– and those of any vulnerable family members, friends or neighbours – are protected by working smoke alarms on every level.

“We want to hear from anyone who thinks they could benefit from some friendly, expert home fire safety advice from their local firefighters.”

To sign up for a free home fire safety visit and join Scotland’s fight against fire, call SFRS on the freephone number 0800 0731 999, text “check” to 61611 or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk.

Police Scotland have said enquiries are at an early stage and they are working alongside SFRS to identify the victim and the cause of the fire.

Detective John Anderson said: “I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst we carry out our investigations and appeal to anyone who was in the area this morning that may have information to contact the police using the 101 non-emergency number.”

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