A DEVASTATED Rosyth family have been left "absolutely gutted" after losing everything to a house fire.

On Sunday, Scott Wilson and his family left to visit his gran only to return just 15 minutes later to their house alight.

In one evening, they lost everything as the fire brigade battled for hours to save their property.

He told the Press: "Smoke was just pouring out all the windows and the front door but the dogs were still in the house so I had to go in and get the dogs out. The fire brigade arrived about five minutes alter and they were there for about two-and-a-half hours.

"They went away again but the whole house was done, nothing was really salvageable. We went down and had a look for clothes and that but they're all just burnt. There's nothing to reclaim.

"We're just absolutely gutted, that's all our work from the last five or six years of our lives totally away. My daughter, she's taking it well, for being a young lassie, she's had a lot to go through. It was her first day at school today (Wednesday) and she's away happy as anything, she is taking it really well.

"She was upset because her presents from Santa were destroyed but we told her that the elves have been put on overtime to make more toys for Christmas for her. She's a pretty resilient little lassie."

Scott is being strong for his daughter and his partner Caitlin Medwik, who is stepmum to little Kayleigh.

He continued: "We'll get everything sorted, we just can't be negative about it. We had our upset on Sunday night and I thought, 'I'm not spending my next three or four weeks crying and being worried about it.' I just can't do that, it's not good for my health.

"I just need to keep positive and, yes, we lost everything, we have nothing, but we'll sort it again. That's all I need to do, keep positive for everyone else. I've got to be strong."

They are currently staying with Scott's parents and have been stunned by the generosity of friends, family and strangers.

Lesley Simpson, Scott's sister, has set up a GoFundMe page to try to raise money for the family to rebuild their lives. In less than one day, the page had raised £480 with more people getting in touch to offer toys for Kayleigh and furniture for when they are back on their feet.

He said: "We're overwhelmed with it, even people just offering to give us furniture and what not. We have had to say to people that we really appreciate their offers but we can't take anything right now because we have nowhere to put anything. As soon as we get somewhere sorted we can start to get bits together and start to rebuild again.

"Thank you to everybody who has helped us out already. My whole family really appreciates it. To all the boys and girls who have donated their toys to my daughter, I can't thank them enough. She is over the moon that people are helping her."

To donate to Scott and his family, visit: https://gofund.me/23ecfe3b