Firefighters in Scotland have battled to save a historic secondary school after flames tore through the buildings in Fife on Saturday.
At least six fire engines were on the scene at Loughborough Road in Kirkcaldy as Viewforth High School was engulfed in flames and smoke.
Photographs and videos shared on social media on Saturday evening showed huge plumes of dark smoke rising from the scene – while flames could be seen leaping from the building.
Emergency services were alerted to the disaster at 7.28pm after a fire broke out inside the building – while it is unclear if anyone was in the building or if any casualties have been reported.
First responders from both the fire and police services took action to combat the fire and to protect the public at large – who have been advised to avoid the area and to keep windows closed if they live nearby.
Scottish Fire and Rescue released a statement relating to the incident.
They wrote on Twitter: "We have mobilised six fire appliances to Old Viewforth High School, Kirkcaldy after being alerted at 7.28pm to reports that a fire had taken hold within the building.
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"Crews are working to contain and extinguish the fire. Please avoid the area."
While Kirkcaldy Police of the Police Scotland force tweeted: "There is a road closure on Loughborough Road between Aitken Street and Windmill Road.
"We are currently supporting Scottish Fire and Rescue at a large fire at the old Viewforth High School building.
"Please remain away from the area and local residents advised to keep doors and windows closed due to smoke."
Locals were shocked to see the disused building go up in flames – with many commenting that other schools in the area had also recently burned down.
One Fife resident commented on Twitter: "Not even a year after Woodmill High was deliberately set on fire, Viewforth High School in Kirkcaldy goes up in flames.. all I can say is I'm glad that this school is no longer in use."
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