FIRE crews were called out to a blaze at Glaisnock House this week.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the scene just before 7pm on Monday [March 16], after the mansion was previously boarded up by the council out of safety fears.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 6.55pm on Monday, March 16 to reports of a fire within a derelict building on Glaisnock Road, Cumnock.

“Four fire appliances were mobilised to the scene, where crews extinguished a small fire within the third floor of a former school building. There were no reported casualties. Crews left at 8.17pm.”

It comes after we told how children as young as ten had been spotted drinking and smoking at the abandoned building after complaints last year.

East Ayrshire Council previously stepped in to secure the privately-owned building.

They insist the responsibility to look after the house belongs to the owners but they will still act as a ‘safety net’.