Covid testing centre in Kirkcaldy evacuated after fire

Kirkcaldy YMCA, which is currently being used as a Covid-19 testing centre, had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in the building.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 3:00 pm

Fire crews attended at the facility in Hendry Crescent on Monday evening shortly before 8.30pm after a fire broke out on the upper floor.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.25pm on Monday, May 24 to reports of a building on fire at Hendry Crescent, Kirkcaldy.“Operations Control mobilised two appliances and firefighters extinguished a fire on the second floor of a two-storey building.“Crews left after ensuring the area was made safe and there were no reported casualties.”

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The YMCA building in Kirkcaldy had to be evacuated last night due to a fire.

Today NHS Fife said that due to last night's incident, Kirkcaldy YMCA would not be operating as a Covid-19 testing centre today.

It added that drop-in testing is still available at the mobile testing site in car park in Victoria Road from 10.00am -5.30pm.

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