A fire broke out in a derelict building in Saltcoats this afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 1.30pm today, Monday, November 16 at a building, known as Veronica's House, on Montgomerie Crescent.

Firefighters attended the scene but the fire was quickly extinguished.

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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 1.31pm on Monday, November 16 to reports of a small fire within a derelict building in Saltcoats.

"Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the scene at Montgomerie Crescent, where firefighters extinguished the fire and worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene.

"There were no casualties."

It is not the first time Veronica's House has went up in flames.

In July 2019, emergency services raced to the iconic building after it was set alight.