A fire broke out earlier today in a section of CVF whilst in construction. The BBC reported that 40 firefighters and seven fire engines were needed to bring the fire under control, which was traced to an equipment extractor fan.
Rosyth councillor Douglas Chapman told the BBC Scotland news website:
“I am very grateful that the police have confirmed that nobody has been hurt during this blaze. When the fire has been put out I am sure Babcock will be launching a serious inquiry into how the blaze started. Also I hope there are swift assurances this incident won’t hinder the progress of the overall building programme.”
A number of rumours have been circulating including one that it was an elaborate scam by the MoD to put in an insurance claim for fire damage and thus fill the budget black hole. Reports that the Chief of the Air Staff and Chief of the General Staff were seen having a crafty fag near the outbreak have also been strenuously denined