Probe launched after two fires ravage high street in one month

The fires, on November 8 and November 25, have devastated Leven High Street.

Probe launched after two fires ravage Leven high street in one month Fife Jammer Locations/Bryony Alexandra Paddon

Detectives have launched a probe into two separate fires which have devastated a Fife street in November.

The first one began in the early hours of November 8, in a Poundstretcher store on Leven High Street – ripping through three shops.

At its height, there were 60 firefighters and 16 appliances sent to battle the blaze, and crews didn’t leave the scene until 8.30pm that night.

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The second was at a derelict building on the same street and took place on the evening of November 25, around 10pm.

No injuries were reported in either incident, and Police Scotland has launched an investigation alongside the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to establish cause.

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Chief inspector Joanne McEwan said: “We are not treating these incidents as linked at this time but are treating each very seriously with extensive enquiries being conducted.

“I would urge anyone with any information to get in touch quoting incident numbers 0231 of November 8 and 3766 of November 25.”

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