Major fire in Greenock destroys ‘iconic’ local building

Fire services raced to the scene to deal with a major blaze at the Arts Guild building on Campbell street in Greenock last night.

Fire services were called to the scene
Fire services were called to the scene

Three fire engines went to the scene in Campbell Street when the alarm was raised at 9.25pm on Sunday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said firefighters extinguished the blaze and the last appliance left the scene at 3.19am today.

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The Fire services were assisted by police in trying to get the fire under control.

It is the second time in just a few weeks that crews have been called to a fire at the derelict site, after a small rubbish fire broke out on October 22.

Ronnie Cowan local MP tweeted last night: “Art Guilds in Greenock is in flames tonight . Another iconic building left to rot in #inverclyde.

"Hope nobody is injured and a big thanks to our Fire and Rescue service.”

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