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
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.”
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. https://t.co/9h0gdW8Ffn
— Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (@fire_scot) August 15, 2020
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.