Fire at former nightclub for fourth time as smoke seen billowing again

Two fire engines were dispatched to Kitty's nightclub in Kirkcaldy on Wednesday morning.

Fire at former Kitty’s nightclub in Kirkcaldy for fourth time as smoke seen billowing again Fife Jammer via Facebook

Firefighters have been called back to a burnt-out former nightclub after smoke was spotted billowing from the building for the fourth time.

Fire crews raced to what used to be Kitty’s nightclub on Hunter Street in Kirkcaldy shortly before 7.30am on Wednesday.

It comes after emergency services were called on Sunday afternoon after a blaze that gutted the building.

Six appliances and two height trucks were on the scene during the worst of the fire on Sunday – the third this year..

Fires previously broke out at the former nightspot in August and March of this year.

On Wednesday, September 6, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were called back to the premises shortly after 7am to reports of a small fire within a quantity of timber at the same location.

A SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 2.46pm on Sunday, September 3 to reports of a building fire on Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy.

“Operations Control initially mobilised six appliances and two height appliances to the scene at the height of the fire.

“We received a call on Wednesday, September 6 at 7.21am, to reports of a small fire within a quantity of timber.

“Operations Control mobilised two appliances and firefighters remain on scene dampening down the area.” 

The former nightclub closed in 2019 and plans were approved by Fife Council to turn the building into flats.

However, the plans were withdrawn and the property has been put on the market again as a nightclub or redevelopment opportunity.

Police are treating Sunday’s blaze as a deliberate act.

Previously, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3pm on Sunday, September 3, 2023, officers were called to a report of a fire in a derelict premises on Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy.

“Emergency services attended. There were no reports of injuries. Wemyssfield, Hunter Street and part of Hunter Place remain closed.

“Officers are treating the fire as wilful and enquiries are ongoing.”

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