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VIDEO: Smoke rises as ‘large fire’ strikes former school in Kirkcaldy

Firefighters are working to contain a “large fire” at the old Viewforth High School in Kirkcaldy this evening.

Video of the fire is above this article

BREAKING: Six fire crews battle major blaze at old Fife school

Six fire engines and two ambulance crews are on the scene in Loughborough Road, Dysart.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 7.28pm on Saturday, August 15 to reports that a fire had taken hold within a building.

“Operations Control has mobilised six fire appliances to Old Viewforth High School in Kirkcaldy and crews are presently working to contain and extinguish the fire.”

Kirkcaldy police has closed Loughborough Road to traffic between Aitken Street and Windmill Road.

It tweeted: “We are currently supporting @fire_scot at a large fire at the old Viewforth High School building. Please remain away from area and local residents advised to keep doors/windows closed due to smoke.”

Video footage from the scene shows smoke from the school building rising into the sky over Kirkcaldy.

The school closed its doors at the end of the 2016 term after 108 years of service, and pupils relocated to the Windmill Campus elsewhere in the town.

Since then it has been hit by at least two fires, the most recent in January 2020.

Former Viewforth High School building in Kirkcaldy again hit by fire

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