Two teenagers have been arrested over a fire at a derelict former nursing home.
The boys, aged 16 and 18, are being held in police custody in connection with the blaze in Racecourse Road, Ayr on Wednesday night.
They were expected to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court later on Thursday.
The fire broke out shortly before 7.30pm. At its height, 35 firefighters using five fire engines and two high-reach appliances were fighting the flames.
They created a "wall of water", placing jets of water at either end of the building, and successfully prevented the fire spreading to nearby premises and all other parts of the building.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said crews also helped visitors safely leave the nearby Ayrshire Hospice because they had to pass the site of the fire.
South Ayrshire Council building control staff have been asked to inspect the damage to the building.
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