Homes Evacuated After Man's Body Found Near 'Potentially Volatile' Items
16 January 2019, 07:22 | Updated: 16 January 2019, 10:24
The death of a man whose body was found near potentially dangerous substances in a house is being treated as unexplained.
Police were called to the property in Balfour Street, Kirkcaldy, on Tuesday evening and discovered the body of a 37-year-old man.
A bomb disposal squad was also called out after "potentially volatile and flammable items" were found at the property in the Fife town.
Neighbouring properties were evacuated while emergency services dealt with the incident but residents were later allowed to return home.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in Fife attended at an address in Balfour Street, Kirkcaldy, at around 6.05pm on Tuesday 15 January following a report of concern for a person.
"The body of a 37-year-old was found within and his death is currently being treated as unexplained.
"While in attendance, officers found a number of potentially volatile and flammable items within and the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) were contacted.
"A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated while the items were assessed and residents were subsequently allowed to return to their homes after it was confirmed there was no risk to the public."