Emergency services blocked off an area of Dunfermline City Centre on Friday after a clock hand come loose on the City Chambers building.
Firefighters were called to Kirkgate just before 10am, with the incident believed to be linked to strong winds.
Two appliances were sent to the scene while locals reported seeing a large police presence in the city centre as office locked down the surrounding streets.
All roads have now re-opened.
A spokesperson the for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 9.56am on Friday to reports of something hanging from the City Chambers building due to wind.
“We sent one appliance and one high appliance to make the structure safe while police closed off the Kirkgate area.
“Crews secured the building and have now handed the incident over to Fife Council.
“We left the scene at 11.42am and all roads are now re-open.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed officers had assisted with traffic management.
Melanie Arthur, Team Manager with Fife Council said: “This morning one of our members of staff noticed one of the clock hands on the City Chambers clock had come loose following the high winds.
“We arranged for the fire brigade to come out and secure it to make it safe.
“The roads around the City Chambers had to be closed temporarily to allow the fire brigade to do their job but were quickly reopened.
“We are hopeful that the clock will be repaired early next week.”