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Huge blaze engulfs high school as more than 80 firefighters battle flames through the night

Huge blaze engulfs high school as more than 80 firefighters battle flames through the night

  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to the school at 5.05pm on Sunday
  • The blaze at Woodmill High School, Dunfermline, being fought by 15 fire engines 
  • There have been no reported casualties. School is closed to all students today

More than 80 firefighters are battling a ‘very large and complex’ blaze at a high school in Scotland.

The blaze at Woodmill High School was being fought by 15 fire engines and two height appliances since the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called at 5.05pm on Sunday.

Deputy assistant chief officer Stuart Stevens said: ‘This is a very large and complex incident and our firefighters continue to work in difficult conditions to extinguish the flames.’

The blaze at Woodmill High School was being fought by 15 fire engines and two height appliances since the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called at 5.05pm on Sunday

There are two height appliances being used to battle the blaze in Scotland that raged overnight

There are two height appliances being used to battle the blaze in Scotland that raged overnight

Firefighters are working around the building's edge in an attempt to contain the blaze, which burned overnight

Firefighters are working around the building’s edge in an attempt to contain the blaze, which burned overnight

The incident commander added that the fire was burning in the school’s main building but firefighters were working around the building’s edge to contain it.

‘This will be a prolonged incident and our advice to nearby residents and members of the public is to avoid the area to allow access for emergency service vehicles, and close doors and windows due to high volumes of smoke,’ Mr Stevens said.

There have been no reported casualties.

The school, which is located about 20 miles north-west of Edinburgh, announced it would be closed to all students on Monday.

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