A massive fire is raging near to Liverpool docks this evening. 14 fire crews have now been deployed to tackle the blaze.
Fire crews were called to Bank Hall Street in the Kirkdale area of the city at 10.30pm yesterday (September 25). They managed to get to the scene just three minutes later.
Seven crews and one aerial appliance were initially deployed, but as the situation worsened heading into today an additional seven crews and an aerial appliance were required.
Shocking footage uploaded to Twitter shows the huge flames and plumes of smoke as someone drives down a neighbouring road.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue released a statement late yesterday evening which read: “Fire crews have been called to a large fire at a scrapyard on Bank Hall Street, off Derby Road in Kirkdale this evening.
“Crews arrived to find a large amount of scrap fully involved in fire. Merseyside Police have been requested to assist with road closures, please avoid the area.
“Residents and businesses nearby should close windows and doors. If you have an existing medical condition, keep medicine close and if any ill effects are experienced dial NHS 111 for advice.
“The incident is ongoing and is likely to continue for a significant period of time.”
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