Police investigate major blaze at Kirkcaldy scrapyard

After effects of the fire at emr scrapyard in Kirkcaldy. Pic by George McLuskie
After effects of the fire at emr scrapyard in Kirkcaldy. Pic by George McLuskie
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Police in Fife are continuing to investigate a large fire which took place at a scrapyard in Kirkcaldy’s Randolph Industrial Estate in the early hours of Monday.

Officers from the Fife Division of Police Scotland are appealing to the public for any information they may have about the fire, and in particular about anyone or any vehicles which they may have seen in the area late on Sunday evening or in the early hours of Monday.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the EMR scrapyard. Pic by George McLuskie

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the EMR scrapyard. Pic by George McLuskie

Extra police patrols of the area are now being carried out in the area to reassure the public.

AT least 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at the scrapyard belonging to emr after hundreds of vehicles went up in flames.

One crew member was taken to hospital for a precautionary check when a car exploded near him.

Around 200 vehicles were destroyed.

Anyone who has any information which may assist the police with their enquiries is asked to contact Kirkcaldy Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, the service tackled another large blaze which started in an outbuilding next to Rossend Castle in Burntisland at around 8.00 p.m. on Sunday.

About 50 firefighters were called to the blaze, where the outbuilding’s roof had collapsed.