VIDEO: Seven fire engines battle major fire near popular local golf course

Fire crews were called to battle a blaze in an abandoned building near a popular local golf course.

Seven appliances from around the region, including Dundee, were called to attend the blaze, which took hold at Silverburn House – an abandoned building at Silverburn Park, Lundin Links, near Leven.

It is understood no one was in the property when the fire took hold.

Police also attended the scene.

A spokeswoman for Scottish Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to attend a fire within a derelict building.

“Seven appliances were sent in total after we got the call around 6am.

“The fire took hold at a derelict building at Silverburn Park, Lundin Links, Leven.

“After we received the call, fire crews attended and asked for fire crews to assist in extinguishing the fire.”

A spokesman for Scottish Fire and Rescue confirmed Dundee firefighters had also responded to the incident.

He said: “We were contacted in regards to a pump six level-two incident by control in Edinburgh.

“They asked us for support from our appliances – two were sent from Dundee to help assist.

“Operations Control mobilised a number of resources to the scene, where firefighters are currently tackling the fire.

 

“There are no casualties.

 

“Crews will remain in attendance until the area is made safe.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland said cops had assisted fire crews but had not launched an investigation into the incident.

He said they had attended the scene at around 6.30am.

He said: “The fire service were leading on the incident.

“We were asked to attend and help with traffic management while the fire service dealt with the fire.”

One witness, who asked not to be named, said: “The police had blocked the road off at Lundin Links.

“They weren’t letting anything down at all.

“They said there were too many fire engines to let anyone else down the road.”

Another local witness said they had been on their way to work when they saw fire crews from Dundee heading towards Tay Road Bridge.

The fire took place close to the 18-hole Lundin Golf Club, which was formerly used as a pre qualifying course when The Open Championship was held at St. Andrews.

The area also boasts Lundin Ladies’ Golf Club – a nine-hole course which is considered the oldest women’s golf course in the world.

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