The incident, which began just before 2pm, is currently ongoing in South Street, with firefighters still working hard to extinguish the fire in the two-storey premises – believed to be a former butcher’s shop.
The street has reportedly been cordoned off and residents from nearby flats evacuated.
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Pictures and videos taken by residents show firefigthers in a raised platform using a hose to extinguish the fire, which has burned its way through the roof and caused extensive damage to the building.
An SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 1.49pm on Monday, July 4 to reports of a building on fire at South Street, Bo’ness. Operations Control mobilised four
fire appliances and one height vehicle.
"Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire affecting a two storey derelict building. There are no reported casualties and crews are still at the scene.”