Firefighters tackle blaze at former Fife hotel

Firefighters were called to tackle a fire at the derelct Rescobie House Hotel in Leslie last night (Thursday). Pic: Lisa Ferguson.
Firefighters were called to tackle a fire at the derelct Rescobie House Hotel in Leslie last night (Thursday). Pic: Lisa Ferguson.

Firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze at a former Fife hotel last night (Thursday).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent three crews - two from Glenrothes and one from Kirkcaldy - to tackle the fire at the derelict Rescobie House Hotel in Leslie.

They arrived at the scene at around 8pm to discover the roof of the building was well alight.

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But firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control in around an hour, shortly before 9pm.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said no-one was injured in the incident and it is not known what caused the fire.

The former hotel was previously destroyed by a fire in the Spring of 2017 and in August that same year, a planning application was submitted to have the building torn down.

However, the demolition proposals were later withdrawn.