Emergency service vehicles have been attending to a fire at St Ninian's PS in Prestwick this afternoon.

The fire broke out in a store cupboard at the primary school shortly after midday causing smoke to billow up to the upper floor of the school. Pupils and staff were all evacuated safely.

The council have said that nobody was injured and the blaze is under control. 

It is not yet known what caused the fire nor the extent of it. Investigations as to the cause are ongoing.

Three engines were called out to deal with the incident. Firefighters extinguished the blaze before makind sure the area was safe.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At 12.10pm on Thursday, April 29 we were alerted by a fire alarm activation at St Ninian’s Primary School, Adamton Road North, Prestwick.

“Operations Control immediately mobilised one appliance to the scene.

“A further two appliances were mobilised and firefighters extinguished a fire within a store cupboard.

“Crews left after ensuring the area was made safe and there were no reported casualties.”

A South Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: "The cause of the small fire at St Ninian’s Primary School is still being investigated by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

"It was limited to a cupboard in an unused classroom and mainly involved smoke in the upper floor of the school.

"All staff and pupils were evacuated safely and no one was injured."