FIREFIGHTERS have been called out to reports of a major blaze in the centre of Ayr.

Eight appliances were called out to reports of a fire in the High Street/Alloway Street area shortly before 8.30pm on Tuesday, December 12.

It’s unclear which building was on fire, but several roads and footpaths in the town centre were closed.

There have been no injuries reported so far.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 8.25pm on December 12 to reports of fire on Ayr High Street.

“Operation control has mobilised six fire appliances and two height appliances and firefighters are in attendance.

“There are no reports of casualties at this time.”

The blaze comes less than three months after a major fire caused significant damage to the former Station Hotel building a short distance away.

Three teenagers were arrested in connection with the Station Hotel blaze, which happened on September 25.