TWO boys have been charged in connection with a fire at the Victoria Hospital.

The youths, aged 15 and 12, will now be reported to the relevant authorities.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in a male public toilet near to the entrance of the hospital at around 9pm on Tuesday when one ward had to be evacuated.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.45pm on Tuesday, 16 May, 2023, officers received a report of a fire at a hospital in Kirkcaldy.

“Two boys, aged 15 and 12, have been charged in connection and a report will be sent to the relevant authorities.”

Following the fire, NHS Fife confirmed that no patients or staff were injured.

"The Fire Service attended and dealt with the fire swiftly, managing to contain it to the toilet area.

"There was however a significant amount of smoke and the Accident and Emergency Observation Ward had to be evacuated as a precaution.

"No patients or staff were injured during the incident and the Accident and Emergency Observation Ward was reinstated around 10.45pm with patients returning to the area.

"The toilet area is currently cordoned off and NHS Fife is working with Police Scotland and aiding them with their investigation.

"NHS Fife would like to thank our staff and blue light colleagues for their swift action to contain this fire, helping to ensure the safety of our patients and colleagues on site last night and minimise the damage caused."