PATROLS are to be stepped up around a derelict building site in Rosyth after a fire broke out earlier this week.

Firefighters were called to extinguish a fire in an unused portacabin on Willow Crescent – close to the Sainsburys store – on Monday evening.

The incident follows earlier concerns raised earlier in the year about the site which was to form part of the multi-million pound Hilton Garden City development.

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One resident said the plot west of Camdean Primary School had been untouched for four years and had become "considerably dangerous" while reaching the bus stop on Camdean Crescent was "perilous".

This week's fire follows another blaze back in May.

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Fife Council's safer communities team manager Tricia Spacey confirmed the council had discussed the issue with local police and were stepping up their patrols in the area.

"Responsibility for the site remains with the landowner. However, anti social behaviour is unacceptable and has a real negative impact on the local community," she said.

"We'll continue to work with the police and do what we can to have a reassuring presence in the area and deter access to the site.

"It's important that residents continue to report any anti-social behaviour to the police who will take the appropriate action."

A Police Scotland spokesperson added: “We are aware of concerns about anti-social behaviour and associated incidents at Willow Crescent in Rosyth.

“We are working with partners to address these issues.”

Avant Homes, which had previously been involved with the Garden City development, has submitted plans for 170 homes on the site.

If successful, it previously told the Press that it planned to buy the site for a 170-home development.