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Teenager arrested over Kirkcaldy scrapyard fire

Randolph industrial estate in Dysart Pic: Alan Harcus
Image caption More than 100 cars were destroyed in the blaze in the Randolph industrial estate in Dysart

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a major fire at a Fife scrapyard.

About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze in Randolph industrial estate in Dysart, Kirkcaldy, on Monday after an explosion was heard at 00:27.

More than 100 cars were destroyed and flames and smoke threatened local houses.

A 16-year-old is due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Det Sgt Colin Robson, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a large-scale fire that has caused substantial damage to the premises and more than 100 cars.

"The initial priority of the police and fire service at the time was to ensure the safety of the public and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their co-operation and assistance during this inquiry, as that led to the person responsible being traced."

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