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More than 30 firefighters tackle major blaze in university science building

A fire at the university of St Andrews Photo: Rachael Birkett/Twitter/PA

More than 30 firefighters tackled a major blaze in a science building at the University of St Andrews in Fife.

Eight fire appliances were sent to the scene after reports of a fire involving suspected hazardous materials just before 5pm on Sunday.

The biomedical sciences building is in the North Haugh area of the Fife town.

The Scotland university said there were no reports of any injuries or anyone in the building.

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Images posted on social media showed flames in the windows of the building.

Police are also at the scene.

The university tweeted a statement saying: “The Biomedical Sciences building at the University of St Andrews has suffered a serious fire late this afternoon.

“No reports of any injuries or anyone in the building. The Fire Brigade are still at the scene.”

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A fire service spokesman said: “More than 30 firefighters are currently tackling a well developed fire at a St Andrews University building.

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 4.58pm on Sunday, February 10 to reports of a fire involving suspected hazardous materials on North Haugh Street, St Andrews.

“Operations Control mobilised eight fire engines including a height appliance and specialist resources.

“Firefighters are currently tackling the flames.”