'Wilful' flat fire in Fife kills animals

Police in Fife are appealing for information after a flat fire happened in Methil in the early hours of Saturday morning.

There were no injuries but two kittens and a cat who were within the flat died as a result of the fire.

The incident happened on Keir Hardie Street around 4.15am today. A 36-year-old woman left the flat around 8pm on yesterday and it's believed to have been unoccupied after that time.

The fire is being treated as wilful at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Sergeant Clark Forrest, of Levenmouth CID, said: "Thankfully there were no injuries to anyone within the block of flats but the damage to the property and loss of the woman's kittens and cat has been extremely distressing for her.

"We're still trying to establish the full circumstances so I'm appealing to anyone who has any relevant information or witnessed anything suspicious in the early hours of Saturday morning, or perhaps the days leading up to the incident, to contact us."

Anyone with information should contact us on 101 quoting incident number 0714 of 23 October. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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