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 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also comes less than a month after it emerged controversial proposals to demolish the C-listed building had been withdrawn.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The developer subsequently confirmed it had withdrawn its interest in the former school.