Man arrested after huge fire rips through Scots home as four properties evacuated

Flames ripped through the home in Milnathort
-Credit: (Image: Fife Jammer Locations)

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after a huge fire ripped though a home in Kinross-shire.

Emergency services were called to Wester Loan in Milnathort following reports of a disturbance at around 12.30am on Saturday. Officers have confirmed that a 35-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the incident.

Four properties have been evacuated and the road remains closed. A diversion is in place and police say their enquiries into the incident remain are ongoing.

Flames ripped through the home in Milnathort
Flames ripped through the home in Milnathort -Credit:Fife Jammer Locations

Footage taken by a local showed the semi-detached residential property engulfed by the inferno. Huge flames could be seen tearing through the window of the first floor.

It is understood the residents of the home were all accounted and no one was injured.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 12.35am on Saturday, June 1, 2024, we were called to a report of a disturbance and fire at a property in Wester Loan, Milnathort.

"Emergency services attended and there are no reported injuries. Four properties have been evacuated.

"A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Emergency services remain at the scene and the road is closed with a diversion in place. Enquiries are ongoing."

Firefighters battled the blaze for over four hours before leaving the scene.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 12.32am and mobilised six appliances, including our height appliance from Perth. Crews from Lochgelly, Auchtermuchty and Kinross also attended.

"They used two main jets, two hose reel jets and six breathing apparatus. All persons were accounted for and crews left the scene at 4.25am."

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