POLICE say they have established "no criminality" following a fire at a derelict building in Saltcoats.

The blaze took a hold of an empty building on Quay Street in the afternoon of Monday, July 3.

The last known use of the building is understood to have been as a storeroom for Corner Duncan's - with the flats directly upstairs used as a staff room and offices.

Prior to this, a bar used to be situated in the property before it was bought over but it has now been empty for some time.

The fire on Monday saw the area of Key Street, behind Ladbrokes, closed off for some time as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) tackled the blaze.

Three vehicles were sent to the scene, where the fire only affected the ground floor, before the fire was extinguished.

A SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted 1.37pm on Monday, July 3 to reports of a derelict building on fire at Quay Street, Saltcoats.

“Operations Control mobilised three fire appliances and firefighters extinguished a fire affecting the ground floor of a derelict building.

“There were no reported casualties and crews ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene.”

Police Scotland later confirmed that upon investigation, "no criminality was established" regarding the fire.