FIREFIGHTERS battled a large blaze at a former nursery building in Johnstone this evening.

The Gazette:

Emergency services rushed to the old Spateston pre-five centre in Walpole Place at around 5.35pm.

Three appliances from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) extinguished the flames before anyone was injured.

The Gazette:

Police said enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Dramatic images shared with The Gazette show thick smoke billowing into the air as firefighters tackled the blaze.

The Gazette:

A police spokesperson said: "We received a report of a fire at a premises on Walpole Place, Johnstone, at around 5.35pm.

"No-one was injured and the fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Enquiries are ongoing."

A SFRS spokesperson added: "We received a phone call at 5.21pm this evening for an incident at Walpole Place in Johnstone.

"There was a fire at a building in this street and we mobilised three appliances to the incident, which has now been dealt with."