POLICE have confirmed that two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the Station Hotel fire in Ayr.

Fire crews remained at the scene on Tuesday morning after the derelict building caught fire on Monday.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Two male youths, aged 17 and 13, have been arrested and charged in connection with fire-raising following the incident.

“They will both be reported to the relevant authorities and further enquiries are ongoing.”

At the height of the blaze, 15 appliances and the crews attended the fire, which broke out shortly after 5.30pm on Monday.

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Train services to and from Ayr were suspended on the discovery of the fire and remain cancelled this morning with ScotRail issuing an update for commuters.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We still have a number of firefighters on scene at a fire within the Station Hotel, Ayr.

“At present, this morning, we have five appliances at the incident, where crews are working to extinguish the fire.

“Initially we were alerted at 5.37pm to reports of a fire within the Station Hotel. At its height, operations control mobilised 15 appliances to the scene.

“No casualties have been reported.”