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Major fire contained at Souter Johnnie's Inn in Kirkoswald

Souter Johnnie's Inn
Image caption Souter Johnnie's Inn stands on the site of the former Robert Burns schoolhouse

Firefighters have brought a blaze under control at a thatched inn which stands on the site of the former schoolhouse attended by Scots poet Robert Burns.

Crews were called to Souter Johnnie's Inn, Kirkoswald, four miles south-west of Maybole, at 12:12 on Wednesday. No-one was in the building at the time.

Homes close to the building were evacuated as a precaution.

A section of the roof collapsed during the operation, which was attended by more than 30 firefighters.

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