A LARGE fire has tonight ripped through the former Greenock Arts Guild.

The blaze broke out in the last hour and appears to have swept through the Campbell Street building.

This is the second in a matter of weeks, after a small rubbish fire broke out on October 22.

It was quickly contained, but the blaze this evening appears to be much more serious.

Flames and smoke could be seen from across the town and west end.

Fire crews remain on the scene and police are also in attendance, blocking the road to traffic.

A spokesperson for the Scottish &Fire Rescue Service said: “We were called to an incident in Campbell Street, Greenock at 9.25pm on Sunday 15 November.

“Operations control mobilised three appliances to the scene and crews are currently still in attendance.

"No casualties have been reported”.