BUSINESS at Kilncraigs was briefly halted this afternoon after a fire alarm was raised inside the building.

A fire crew was dispatched Clackmannanshire Council's main office with a committee meeting disrupted as a result.

The SFRS found no trace of fire and left a short time after carrying out checks.

Officials are still investigating the cause, but it is not believed the alarm was triggered intentionally.

A meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee was well underway at around 12.20pm when the alarm went off and councillors were seen leaving the building. 

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were automatically alerted, and an appliance arrived on site shortly thereafter.

A spokesperson for Clackmannanshire Council said: "The cause is still being investigated, but at this stage there is nothing to suggest that it was set off deliberately."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson confirmed: "We were alerted at 12.21pm on Thursday, April 20, to an automatic fire alarm activation within a building in Alloa.

"Operations Control mobilised one fire appliance to the town's Greenside Street, where firefighters examined the building and established no sign of smoke or fire.

"Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was safe."