Criminal investigation launched into Kirkcaldy house fire

Police have launched a criminal investigation into a house fire on a Kirkcaldy Street.

Firefighters were called out to Links Street on Sunday 15th at around 3:40am to tackle the blaze. It forced the evacuation of a number of neighboring properties.

And now a joint investigation from the Kirkcaldy CID and Scottish Fire and Rescue has concluded that the fire was started deliberately.

Fortunately no one was injured, but considerable damage has been done to the house in question.

Detective Sergeant Daryn Bryson from Kirkcaldy CID is calling for anyone with any information to step forward and get in contact.

"Deliberately starting fires is an extremely dangerous and reckless act. It was down to the swift actions of emergency services that the incident did not escalate.

"Following a joint investigation with Scottish Fire and Rescue, we have established that the fire was a deliberate act and a criminal investigation has been launched.

"As part of our investigation we would be keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in this area overnight.

"Likewise, anyone who believes they can help us trace those responsible, or who may have any residential CCTV or dash-cam footage, which may be of interest, should contact police immediately."

Anyone with information is being asked to call 101 and quote the incident number 0802 of September 15th. An anonymous report can also be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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