A THIRD teenager has been charged following a blaze at a historic train station hotel in Ayr. 

It comes as firefighters spend a third day tackling the fire at Ayr Station Hotel which is expected to disrupt rail services for days.

Multiple crews were sent to the scene in Ayr when the alarm was raised shortly after 5.30pm on Monday, with 15 appliances there at the height of the incident.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said there were still appliances at the scene on Wednesday morning.

In a post on Twitter/X on Wednesday morning, ScotRail said: "Due to the ongoing incident near Ayr station, we are not expecting to be able to run services to or from Ayr station. 

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It said "multiple shuttles and coaches" were running and encouraged people to plan their journeys ahead of time. 

Police said on Wednesday a 13-year-old male has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident and a report will be sent to the relevant authority. 

Two male youths, aged 17 and 13, have already been arrested and charged in connection with alleged fire-raising following the incident.

They will both be reported to the relevant authorities and further inquiries are ongoing.

It is the second fire this year at the derelict building.

Two teenagers were charged by police following a blaze there in May.

A number of roads in the town are closed as emergency services continue to deal with the latest incident.