Asbestos concern in Kirkcaldy factory fire
- 30 July 2011
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
Firefighters have spent most of the night tackling a blaze at a linen factory in Fife.
They were called to the premises of Peter Greig & Co, in Kirkcaldy's Clair Street, at about 23:00 on Friday.
A spokesman for Fife Fire and Rescue said a decontamination team was brought in because of fears about asbestos.
The fire was eventually extinguished with the aid of an aerial rescue pump, and firefighters using breathing apparatus and a thermal image camera.
The extent of damage to the building is not yet known.
Fire crews in Fife were also called to fire at a derelict church in Dysart.
When they arrived at about 04:00 the building, Barony Church in Norman Road, was reported to be "heavily smoke logged".
The fire was extinguished and the building was ventilated.