Teams from three fire stations are currently battling a blaze at a derelict lodge near a St Andrews hotel.
Crews from St Andrews, Cupar and Tayport are situated on Strathkinness Low Road following the first reports of a fire shortly before 8am on Wednesday.
One witness said: “I could see the smoke as I drove towards St Andrews, it was really white and there seemed to be a lot of it.
“When I got closer it seemed to have died down a bit because it was raining quite heavily, there was a still a bit of smoke though.
“Some firemen were there but I couldn’t actually see the house from the trees, but there was a police van there too.”
Two main hosereel jets are being used to tackle the blaze at the derelict building.
A further update given at 6pm by an SFRS spokesman confirmed that firefighters remained at the scene.
They said: “The fire has been put out but two crews are still at the scene this evening as precaution as work to make the area safe continues.”