GLAISNOCK House has fallen victim to another fire after crews tackled a blaze this week.

Three fire appliances rushed to the scene around 6.30pm on Tuesday after a fire had broken out within the annex of the derelict building.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 6.22pm on Tuesday, June 23 to reports of a fire in the open at Glaisnock Road, Cumnock.

“Three fire appliances were mobilised to the scene, where crews extinguished a fire involving a quantity of refuse within the annex of a derelict building.

“There were no reported casualties. Crews left at 7.42pm."

In March, crews were called out to tackle a blaze at the abandoned mansion, which was previously boarded up by the council out of safety fears.

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’.

Police have launched a probe into the fire which they believe to have been deliberateley set. 

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "We can confirm that investigations are underway relating to the report of a wilful fire-raising at Glaisnock House on Glaisnock Road in Cumnock. 

"Anyone who may have been in the area of Glaisnock House on Tuesday evening, at around 7pm, and who saw or heard anything suspicious should contact police through the 101 number, quoting the reference number 3086 of June 23."