DEMOLITION work has been completed at Cairneyhill Primary School following last month’s devastating fire.

More than 200 pupils were evacuated as a blaze ripped through the junior section of the school on December 8.

Thick black smoke billowed from the building on Northbank Road as pupils, who were in the playground for lunch break, were escorted to safety.

A spokesperson from Scottish Fire and Rescue service confirmed to the Press that the start of the fire was “electrical”.

A month later, demolition work of the junior section of the school building has now been completed with all waste material removed from the site.

While no cost for the re-build has been confirmed, a Fife Council spokesperson told the Press that “all effort” was being made to have the whole school back together in Cairneyhill for April.

It is understood that temporary classrooms will be put in place to achieve this.

Seven fire engines were called out with more than 30 firefighters required at the height of the blaze.

Members of the public were advised to stay indoors and keep windows closed to avoid inhaling the fumes.

As a result of the fire, pupils from the senior school travelled to Kincardine on December 15, a week after the fire, for their first day in new classrooms.

Primary 1 to 5 pupils were accommodated at Tulliallan Primary School, with three groups of Primary 6-7 youngsters taking their classes at Tulliallan Community Centre, a short walk from the school.

Crossford Primary School also opened their doors for Cairneyhill’s nursery children.