Liverpool fire: Major incident declared as large building ‘showing signs of collapse’ | UK News

Liverpool fire: Major incident declared as large building ‘showing signs of collapse’ | UK News


A major incident was declared after a huge fire in Liverpool.

A large building was “showing signs of collapse”, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) said.

A four-storey building measuring 100 metres by 50 metres was “well alight”, firefighters added.

Images on social media showed thick plumes of smoke over the city centre.

Firefighters were called not long after 2pm
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Firefighters were called not long after 2pm

A dozen fire engines and two aerial appliances were sent to Fox Street after firefighters were called not long after 2pm on Saturday.

“The building is showing signs of collapse and fire crews are evacuating buildings,” MFRS said.

People were advised to avoid the area, while those nearby were being encouraged to close windows and doors.

Police attended to help evacuate the building, while road closures and a cordon were implemented.

The fire as seen from Everton's Goodison Park stadium
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The fire as seen from Everton’s Goodison Park stadium

The fire as seen from Everton's Goodison Park stadium

The fire was divided into four sectors and firefighters were wearing breathing apparatus, the service said.

There are no reports of any casualties.

Late on Saturday afternoon MFRS said it was no longer a major incident.

“Successful firefighting tactics have resulted in the fire being greatly reduced, with the main body of fire now extinguished,” it said.

“Great Homer Street has been reopened for vehicle access.”



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