Firefighters battle huge blaze as Ayr's historic Victorian railway hotel goes ... trends now

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Firefighters battle huge blaze as Ayr's historic Victorian railway hotel goes up in flames Alarm was raised after smoke and flames seen at the empty Station Hotel in Ayr at 5.37pm B-listed property was built in 1885 but closed around a decade ago 

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Engulfed in flames, these were the scenes as firefighters tackled a blaze at a once grand Victorian railway hotel.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were scrambled to the empty Station Hotel in Ayr last night.

Images from the scene showed huge plumes of black smoke billowing from the top of the building.

The impact of the fire saw rail services at Ayr station disrupted with trains unable to stop there during the incident.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm was raised at the building in Smith Street at 5.37pm.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the empty Station Hotel

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the empty Station Hotel

A spokesman said 13 appliances had been sent to the scene.

There were no injuries reported in connection with the incident.

It is the second fire at the building this year, with firefighters attending a blaze at the site in May.

The B-listed hotel, which overlooks Burns Statue Square in the town centre, was built by the Glasgow and South-Western Railway Company in 1885.

Designed by the great Scottish engineer Andrew Galloway, it was built during a period when grand Victorian railway hotels such as Turnberry and the Balmoral in Edinburgh, were

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