Fire in old police station
Fire broke out in the southern corner of the top floor of the former police station at the Peel Street and Childers Road corner early this afternoon.
Fire and Emergency responded with four appliances after receiving multiple 111 calls.
The fire was contained to two rooms on the top floor of the building.
Fire investigators say some sort of heat source was introduced to start the fire, which seems to have begun in a mattress.
When the first fire crew arrived, they put water through the windows to slow the fire down, attacking the fire from the ground outside with water cannons.
When the aerial Bronto unit arrived, more water was blasted throughout the top floor.
There is a police inquiry underway.
Specialist fire investigator Derek Goodwin and police have looked for the cause but say it is difficult to say how it may have started.
At this stage they do not think it was deliberate and may have been started by a cooking or heating device.