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Fire crews tackle major blaze at a Co-op store in Troon

Co-op in Dundonald Road, Troon
Image caption Crews battled to bring the blaze under control and stop it from spreading

Fire crews from Ayrshire have battled to prevent a blaze at a Co-op store in Troon from spreading to nearby homes and businesses.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire, at the store in the town's Dundonald Road, following reports of smoke in the loft space at 09:50.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service said they dealt with both intense heat and severe conditions.

An investigation is under way to establish the cause of the fire.

Firefighters from Ayr, Dreghorn, Kilmarnock, Troon and Milngavie were called out, along with two main water jets and an aerial rescue pump and water tower.

A fire service spokesperson said: "The roof of the building suffered a complete collapse and for the safety of the crews and members of the local community, the Incident Commander created an exclusion zone around an unsupported gable wall.

"Firefighters successfully extinguished the main seat of the fire and continued to attack deep-seated pockets still burning within the building.

"This was a substantial fire that posed a very real threat to homes and shops connected to the affected building."

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