FEARS for the jobs of staff at blaze-hit Forth Bay nursing home in Kincardine have been allayed by the facility’s owners.

Last month, a fire ripped through the residential home leaving parts of the building destroyed.

Now that residents have been relocated into other homes, Caring Homes Ltd, who own Forth Bay, have confirmed that staff in Kincardine were not at risk of losing their jobs.

A Caring Homes spokesperson said: “The operation team can confirm that no staff at Forth Bay are losing their jobs.

“Our staff team are accompanying residents to the other homes that they have temporarily been relocated to, so that residents receive continuity of care and support, whilst rebuilding and refurbishment works take place at Forth Bay.”

Around 60 firefighters and nine fire engines raced to the scene on Walker Street when the alarm was raised at 3.19pm on August 21. The fire was brought under control and extinguished by 6pm and there were no casualties.

Forth Bay’s predominately elderly residents were evacuated without serious injury and into temporary Fife Council accommodation after the emergency.

Caring Homes also said that they had commissioned experts, including structural engineers, to carry out surveys and assessments of the building to establish what refurbishment works would be required.

However, their work is still at an early stage and they do not yet have a timescale as to when the work will be completed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed: “The fire at the Forth Bay Nursing Home in Kincardine is not being treated as suspicious at this time and investigations are still ongoing to establish what happened.”