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16 February, 2018 | Single Pages

TEN Years Ago — A massive fire engulfed the former Gantock Hotel in Gourock.  (16 February 2008)

The scene at 7.15am, more than four hours after the alarm was raised

Firefighters were called at 3am to the blaze at the three-storey building on Cloch Road.

Crews tackled the incident for many hours, pumping water from the Clyde.

At its height about 45 firefighters were at the scene.

Police said the blaze was started deliberately.

The site was later cleared and now has flats on it.

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