55-year-old man arrested after Ayr apartments burnt down for aggression towards firefighters

A man has been arrested after he was allegedly “aggressive” towards firefighters fighting a fire in apartments in Ayr.

Police confirmed they arrested a 55-year-old man shortly after firefighters rushed to the scene from an apartment in Argyle Park yesterday afternoon.

Three fire trucks were dispatched to tackle the flames that spread to the ground floor of a property at around 1:50 p.m.

Fire crews wore specialized breathing equipment as thick smoke billowed from a rear entrance to the block.

Residents fled their homes and neighboring apartments were also evacuated in the Wallacetown area.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said no one was injured as a result of the blaze.

A witness said Ayrshire Live how neighbors helped each other out as carbon monoxide alarms in apartments went off.

Police say they arrested a man after receiving a call from the fire department.

He is due in court at a later date.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said Ayrshire Live: “We were made aware of a fire in Argyle Park, Ayr, handled by firefighters around 2:30 pm on Wednesday December 1st.

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“We received another call from the fire department claiming that a man was aggressive towards them.

“Officers attended and a 55-year-old man was arrested. He was released to appear in court at a later date.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We were alerted at 1.31pm on Wednesday 1 December of news of a fire affecting a property on the ground floor of Argyle Park , Ayr.

“Operations control immediately mobilized three fire trucks to the scene and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze.

“The crews remained at the scene to ensure the area is secure.”

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