Fire that gutted industrial estate 'started deliberately'
Firefighters battled to bring the flames under control at the estate in Glenrothes.
A huge fire which tore through an industrial estate in Fife was started deliberately, police have said.
Firefighters battled through the night to bring the blaze under control at units on Faraday Road on the Southfield Industrial Estate.
The alarm was raised around 11.15pm on Monday, with flames seen gutting the building during the night.
The properties which caught fire are understood to be empty industrial units.
On Tuesday morning the flames had been mostly extinguished and crews were damping down the site.
The fire service are expected to remain in the area for some time.
Police said neighbouring businesses were put at risk by the fire.
Sergeant Kirk Donnelly of Glenrothes Police Station said: "This was a hugely reckless act which has resulted in damage to property, with other neighbouring business premises also at risk of being damaged.
"I'd urge anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area in recent days, or who has any information about this fire, to contact us as soon as possible.
"I want to reassure the community that all efforts will be made to trace the people responsible.
"We are also continuing to investigate a small number of other fireraisings which have occurred recently in the town.
"However, it is not believed at this time that these incidents are linked and Glenrothes CID continue to follow several positive lines of enquiry."