Fire started 'deliberately' at hospital as police launch probe

The blaze took place in a ground floor toilet of Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy, on Tuesday evening.

Investigation launched after ‘deliberate’ fire started at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy Fife Jammers via Supplied

An investigation has been launched after a fire was started deliberately at a hospital in Fife.

Emergency services were called to Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy, at around 8.47pm on Tuesday after a fire was started within a ground floor toilet.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service mobilised five appliances to the scene, and safely extinguished the blaze.

There was no injuries following the fire.

Police are treating the fire as wilful and an investigation has been launched into the incident.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.47pm on Tuesday, May 16, to reports of a fire within Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital.

“Operations Control mobilised five fire appliances to the area, where firefighters extinguished a fire within a ground floor toilet.

“Crews left the scene after working to make the area safe.

“There were no casualties.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.45pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, officers received a report of a fire at a hospital in Kirkcaldy.

“The fire is being treated as wilful and enquiries are ongoing.”

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