BLACK smoke could be seen from across West Fife after a fire involving an electrical substation.

Specialist resources were used by firefighters to extinguish the flames after the alert was raised from Viking Way in Rosyth on Tuesday evening.

Scottish Power confirmed that 14 commercial customers were off supply as a result of the fire, which was set externally and spread to the substation.

A SP Energy spokesperson said: "An externally-set fire outside the enclosure of our substation last night subsequently spread to the substation itself.

"Our engineers attended to assess the damage.

"It’s an industrial area, so no domestic customers were affected, however, 14 commercial customers were off supply with the majority of them restored within the hour."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 8.29pm on Tuesday, 25 April to reports of a fire involving an electrical substation on Viking Way, Rosyth.

"Operations Control mobilised two appliances and specialist resources to extinguish the fire.

"There were no reported casualties and crews left once ensuring the area was made safe."