POLICE confirmed this morning that they are working to find out what caused the blaze at the derelict building in Saltcoats last night (Wednesday). 

Around 8.20pm, emergency services were contacted in regards to the fire which caught hold in the building, known locally as Veronica's House, and firefighters battled to control the fire which had took hold. 

Now police have said they are making enquiries into the incident and are trying to contact the owners. 

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "About 8.20pm on Wednesday, June 26, police were notified by Scottish Fire and Rescue of a fire in a vacant property on Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats. Police attended and enquiries are ongoing with efforts to contact the building's owner."

A spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 8.18pm on Wednesday, June 26 to reports of a fire in a derelict building in Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire engines the scene, where crews extinguished a fire on the second floor of a two-storey building.

“There were no casualties.

“Crews left the scene at 11.07pm after ensuring the area was made safe.”

The building is believed to be owned by McLaughlin Construction and the Herald have contact them for comment.