Huge blaze breaks out at Fife high school as firefighters race to tackle inferno

Huge blaze breaks out at Fife high school as firefighters race to tackle inferno

Firefighter are currently tackling a huge blaze at an old high school in Fife tonight.

Six fire engines are on the scene battling the blaze which broke out on Loughborough Road in Kirkcaldy.

The alarm was raised at around 7.28pm tonight, August 15, after a fire broke out inside the building.

It is unknown if there has been any causalities at this time.

Smoke billowed out the building in Fife

Officers from Police Scotland are warning the public to stay away and close their windows and thick smoke billows out from the area.

Road closures have been put in place while emergency teams battle the flames at the former secondary school.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue said: “We have mobilised six fire appliances to Old Viewforth High School, Kirkcaldy after being alerted at 7.28pm to reports that a fire had taken hold within the building.

“Crews are working to contain and extinguish the fire. Please avoid the area.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “There is a road closure on Loughborough Road between Aitken Street and Windmill Road.

Firefighters are currently on the scene

“We are currently supporting Scottish Fire and Rescue at a large fire at the old Viewforth High School building.

“Please remain away from area and local residents advised to keep doors and windows closed due to smoke.”

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