Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Asbestos concern in Kirkcaldy factory fire

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.

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