Fife primary school evacuated after fire

A primary school has been evacuated after a fire broke out, with local residents warned to stay away from the area.

Firefighters were called to Cairneyhill Primary School in Fife
Firefighters were called to Cairneyhill Primary School in Fife

Emergency services were called to Cairneyhill Primary School near Dunfermline just after 1pm on Friday.

A blaze had broken out in building, with police urging people to stay away and keep nearby windows closed.

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Staff and pupils were moved to a nearby church and were all said to be safe and well.

More than 30 firefighters have been tackling the blaze on Northbank Road.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Operations Control mobilised a total of seven appliances to the scene after the alarm was raised at 1.03pm on Friday.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using high powered hoses to tackle the flames.”