A MAN has been arrested in connection with a fire which claimed the lives of two pet dogs.
Police are treating the blaze that broke out at the two-storey house at Strathmiglo, near Cupar in Fife, as “suspicious”.
Fire crews from Newburgh and Glenrothes attended the fire at around 2.30pm today (Mon) and used four breathing masks and two high-pressure hose reels to extinguish it.
A thermal image camera was used by firefighters as it was not clear if anyone was inside the property.
All residents have now been accounted for but two pet dogs died in the blaze.
Fife Constabulary had launched a search for the owner of the house to try and piece together the cause of the fire.
A spokesman for Fife Constabulary said: “The fire is being treated as suspicious and a joint forensic investigation will take place into the exact cause in due course.
“A man is currently detained and will be interviewed in relation to a number of crimes arising from the incident.
“Although the damage to the property was substantial fortunately no one was injured and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.”