SAFETY work is "nearly complete" in Dunfermline city centre after a devastating fire at Khushi's restaurant earlier this year.

Businesses in the area have been closed for more than a month since the blaze on April 21, with Fabric reopening just last week.

Road closures also remain in place where St Margaret Street meets Canmore Street, with Fife Council confirming restrictions will be lifted once inspections are carried out.

Khushi's has been shut since the incident with owner Riaz Mohammed saying he had been left "devastated" by the tragedy.

He said that the building itself had been "severely damaged".

Neighbouring Lourenzos is also closed, with an update last month stating that staff were "desperate" to welcome customers back.

It said: "We are desperate to welcome you all back and open our doors again, but until we receive confirmation it is safe, we must stay closed.

"We will continue to update our page and let you know when we can finally re open".

A statement from Fabric's management team said they were "very pleased" to reopen.

It read: "The safety work has been completed on Khushi's to make the building safe. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to welcoming you all back."

Following the fire, Abbot House operations manager Louise Hutchison told the Press that "road barriers have literally become barriers to trade" to businesses on Maygate.

She said that the impact of the fire had been "much worse than expected", with Abbot House experiencing one of its slowest trading weeks in the immediate aftermath of the fire since it opened two-and-a-half years ago.

Scott Young, Fife Council's lead officer for public safety, confirmed that the owners of the Khushi's building were working to make the structure safe.

He said: "We understand this work is nearly complete. When our inspections confirm the area is safe we will reopen the road to traffic."