Firefighters battle blaze at derelict building as roof collapses

Fire crews remained at the scene for more than eight hours.

Firefighters battle blaze at derelict Dunfermline building as roof collapses SFRS

Firefighters battled to put out a blaze at a derelict building in Fife on Monday night.

Emergency services attended the scene on Walmer Drive in Dunfermline for more than eight hours.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was called out to the incident at around 8.51pm on Monday night and did not leave the scene until after 4am on Tuesday.

At its height, six appliances were sent out to put out the fire affecting the roof of the building, which partially collapsed.

Walmer Drive remains closed while East Port – which was previously shut off – is now open.

No one was injured.

An SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.51pm on Monday to reports of a fire in a derelict building on Walmer Drive, Dunfermline.

“Operations Control immediately mobilised two fire appliances to the scene and on arrival firefighters were met with the roof well alight.

“Police Scotland assisted with road traffic management.

“At its height, six fire appliances were at the scene whilst firefighters worked hard to extinguish a fire affecting the roof which partially collapsed.

“There were no casualties and firefighters left the scene at 5.40am on Tuesday, July 18, after ensuring the area was made safe.”

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