A GARAGE was destroyed in a fire in Saltcoats on Sunday evening.

The blaze took hold on the garage at the back of a house in the town’s Sharphill Road shortly before 8pm on Sunday, May 12 with the road closed as firefighters tackled the ‘well-developed’ fire.

Onlookers heard aerosol cans ‘popping’ loudly as the fire burned just yards from a house and the sound alerted neighbours that a fire had taken hold.

Sharphill Road was closed for around an hour before it was made safe by fire officers at the scene.

Thankfully, nobody was injured as a result.

A spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 7.42pm on Sunday, May 12 to reports of a garage on fire in Saltcoats.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire engines to the town’s Sharphill Road, where firefighters were met by a well-developed fire.

“Crews extinguished the fire and left the scene after ensuring the area had been made safe.

“There were no casualties.”