A Fife businessman has been left heartbroken after his pizza van was completely destroyed in mysterious early morning blaze.

Alastair Jack received a call at around 1:45am on Sunday telling him the converted horse box that housed Urban Flame had gone on fire.

The 42-year-old launched the small family business just over a year ago and hoped it would be successful enough for him to give up his other offshore job.

The converted horse box was gutted after the fire

But the dad-of-two, who is the family breadwinner, has been left devastated after the unexplained blaze robbed them of their current livelihood and dream.

A kindhearted neighbour has launched a fundraising page for Alastair and his family in a bid to get them back on their feet in the run up to Christmas. 

Alastair, from Dunfermline, said: “I own a woodfired pizza business in a converted horse box.

“We’ve been doing it for just over a year.

“I just started a collaboration with a local pub so I could work there when they open up in Tier 2.

“But at 1:45am on Sunday morning, I got a call to say it was on fire and had been burnt down. It wasn’t the best news to get.

"My business completely burnt down.

The cause of the fire is unknown

“It’s been put down as no cause found - I don't think they could really work out what actually caused it. It’s still up in the air.

“We used the pizza business to supplement our income. I am lucky in that I work offshore in between doing that but my wife is off work just now.

“It was allowing us both to be at home with the kids.

“The dream was that Urban Flame would really take off and I’d be able to stop working offshore so I could be home with my family. But now it’s completely gone.

“The insurance unfortunately won’t cover all my start up costs. But a neighbour actually decided to start the fundraising page which we are very grateful for.

“We are more than aware that this has been a horrific year for many and are humbled that people are willing to help us try to get back on our feet in the current climate.”

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