Fire at University of St Andrews was accidental, say police

A major blaze in a science building at the University of St Andrews began accidentally, police believe.

More than 30 firefighters were involved in extinguishing the blaze at the biomedical sciences building after they were alerted to an incident involving suspected hazardous materials just before 5pm on Sunday.

The building on the North Haugh in the Fife town was evacuated and there were no casualties.

Police Scotland and fire crews have established the blaze was accidental, the force confirmed on Monday.

In an update, police in Fife tweeted: “Thankfully, no one was…
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