Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Firefighters tackle outbreak at old Inverkeithing primary school

Fife Jammer Locations posted a photograph of the dramatic blaze on Facebook
Fife Jammer Locations posted a photograph of the dramatic blaze on Facebook

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews have been called to a dramatic blaze at Inverkeithing’s empty former primary school.

Residents in the area of the old school at Roods Road were told to keep their windows closed and advised to stay clear of surrounding streets to allow emergency services to access the area after the outbreak around 9.20pm on Monday.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service control in Edinburgh said a number of appliances had been sent to the school to tackle the “well developed” incident.

There are no reports of casualties at this stage and fire crews are expected to remain at the scene throughout the night.

In August, firefighters dealt with an outbreak of the building and prevented serious damage to the school.

The old Inverkeithing primary

The incident also comes less than a month after it emerged controversial proposals to demolish the C-listed building had been withdrawn.

Allanwater Developments had been granted  permission to bulldoze the building as part of a project to create 28 new homes there.

Fife’s west planning committee went against officers’ recommendations and approved the demolition work and the housing development.

Scottish Government ministers were notified of the listed building consent application because Historic Environment Scotland had formally objected to the plans.

They said they could not consider the application until a bat survey had been submitted.

As bat studies can only be carried out between May and September, the window had closed on the chance to carry one out this year and the council said it was not feasible to hold on to the applications any longer.

The developer subsequently confirmed it had withdrawn its interest in the former school.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]