Firefighters tackle morning garage fire in Methil

Firefighters were alerted to the fire at around 6.00 a.m.
Firefighters were alerted to the fire at around 6.00 a.m.

Firefighters worked hard this morning (January 31) to stop a well-developed fire in a garage from spreading to other parts of the compound at Galloway Motors, Steelworks Brae in Methil.

Two fire appliances from Methil and the height appliance from Kirkcaldy were mobilised to deal with the incident after Operations Control in Thornton received a 999 call reporting the fire at 6.00 a.m.

Firefighters arrived to find the roof of the single storey garage, containing two vehicles, well alight and immediately set to work to extinguish the fire. Using two hose reel jets, a main jet and a ground monitor, firefighters immediately started fighting the fire defensively from outside the building.

Once all the relevant information on the fire was obtained and a risk assessment carried out, crew members wearing breathing apparatus were committed into the building to carry out offensive firefighting.

Crews then used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots and continued to dampen down the affected area.

Andy Bennett, incident commander, said: “Local firefighters arrived on scene quickly and immediately set to work to contain and extinguish the fire. The crews worked well together and their efforts stopped the fire spreading to adjacent buildings.”

There will be an investigation into the cause of the fire.