THE popular Pittenweem Fish and Chip Bar has been destroyed by a fire. 

Emergency services attended the incident at the family-run business at 5.43pm on Tuesday, with four fire engines and a high-reach appliance attending to tackle the blaze.

However, despite efforts from crews, the owners of the popular chippy confirmed the chip shop had been ruined.

They wrote: “There is simply no words to describe how devastated we are as our family business was destroyed by fire last night. 

“Thankfully all our staff made it out safely and we would like to thank emergency services, Pittenweem Surgery, and the local community for their assistance.”

A spokesperson for the fire service said at the time of the incident: “We are currently in attendance at a premises on High Street, Pittenweem, after being called at 5.43pm. 

“We have four appliances and two specialist resource units in attendance. 

“We are working to extinguish the fire.”

Police also attended the scene and helped with traffic management.