Homes in Kirkcaldy were evacuated last night after the body of a man was found along with material described as “potentially volatile and flammable” at an address in the town.
The grim discovery was made after officers from Police Scotland attended an address
after receiving a report, and a number of emergency vehicles arrived as a cordon manned by police was hastily thrown around the property.
One person at the scene said:“There were loads of police cars and vans, but the street was really quiet, it was dead silent – a bit weird and ominous.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed the find: “Police in Fife attended at an address in Balfour Street, Kirkcaldy, at around 6.05pm following a report of concern for a person.
“The body of a 37-year-old was found within and his death is currently being treated as unexplained.
“While in attendance, officers found a number of potentially volatile and flammable items within and other emergency services have been requested to attend.
“Neighbouring properties in the area are being evacuated as a precaution while the items are assessed.”