A man has been hospitalised after being pulled from a major fire in Fife.

Police were called to assist fire crews at a business premises at Croftouterly, Leslie in Glenrothes around 4.45pm on Wednesday February 26.

Crews hauled the 44-year-old and another man, who did not require medical treatment, out of the blaze.

The former was taken the Victoria Infirmary in Kirkcaldy where his condition is described as stable.

Images on social media show thick black smoke billowing out over the skyline.

Video from the village showed a number of appliances racing to the scene of the blaze.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police were called around 4.45 pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020 to a fire at a business premises in Croftouterly, Leslie, Glenrothes. 

"Two men were removed from the property by the Fire Service, however, only one man, aged 44 years, required medical treatment. 

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"He was taken by ambulance to Victoria Infirmary in Kirkcaldy, where medical staff describe his condition as stable.

"A joint investigation, police and fire service, is ongoing - enquiries are at an early stage."