Fatal fire, Fife

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Firefighters were called to a serious fire in Fife in the early hours of Saturday morning

Saturday 14 December updated at 11:00 hours

At 06:28 hours on Saturday 14 December, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Thornton Control received a 999 call to a fire within a dwelling house with possible persons involved at Killrenny Mill Caravan Park, Killrenny, Fife.

Fire crews from Anstruther, St Monans and St Andrews were initially mobilised to the incident and arrived to find a well-developed fire within a dwelling house.

Due to the severity of the fire, additional resources were immediately requested by the Incident Commander that attended from Cupar.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using fire-fighting hose tackled the fire and commenced a search of the property.

Tragically, on searching the property, firefighters identified a casualty, believed to be female, who had died.

At the height of the incident, more than 35 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire, using lines of firefighting hose and breathing apparatus.

Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service and Fife Council assisted SFRS to deal with the incident.

Fire Investigation Officers and Police Scotland have commenced an investigation into establishing the cause of the blaze.

An SFRS spokesperson said: "The tragic loss of life must always bring home the importance of working together to prevent fires and raise awareness of how to be safer from the risk of fire in the home. If you or someone you know may be at risk from fire please get in touch and arrange a FREE home fire safety visit with local firefighters by calling 0800 0731 999, text “check” to 61611 or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk .”