Basement blaze in community centre

19 Apr 2012

A Fife community centre has suffered damage after a fire started in the building's basement late on Tuesday night.

Fire officers were called by police to Bowhill Club on Station Road, Cardenden at 11.30pm, and took just over an hour to control the flames, according to STV.

A Fife Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said firefighters also had to remove gas cylinders from the building.

No one was injured in the fire, although the seriousness of the damage is yet to be assessed and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.

Under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, all commercial buildings in Scotland are required to have a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment carried out

If not, the property's Duty Holder can be given an unlimited fine or be sentenced to as long as two years in prison.

Copyright Press Association 2012

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