Liverpool fire: Terrifying cloud of black smoke seen rising above city from docks

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Large smoke clouds have been seen in the skies of Liverpool following a massive fire in Merseyside. The Merseyside Fire and Fire rescue have confirmed the location of the fire as a scrapyard on Regent Road, Kirkdale. Videos have begun circulating on social media as Liverpool residents claim to be able to see the massive smoke clouds from miles away.

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Police are currently at the scene of the fire while the cause is still being investigated.

The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Department posted to their Twitter page about the fire.

They instructed residents in the area to please close windows and doors.

The caption read: “Incident: Regent Road, Kirkdale -crews are attending a scrapyard fire.

Liverpool fire: Terrifying cloud of black smoke seen rising above city from docks

Liverpool fire: Huge cloud of black smoke seen rising above city from docks in Bootle (Image: PAULMADDEN75 )

Liverpool fire: Terrifying cloud of black smoke seen rising above city from docks

Liverpool fire: Massive plumes of smoke rising from the docks of Bootle in Liverpool have sparked concern as a fire rages in the city. (Image: jenniferpotato )

“We have five trucks an aerial appliance at the scene.

“There is a lot of smoke issuing from the fire so residents should keep windows closed and people are advised to avoid the area.”

Merseyside Fire and Rescue have also issued a statement on the fire.

A spokesperson said: “Firefighters are currently in attendance at a fire at a scrapyard on Regent Road, Kirkdale.

“Crews were alerted at 3.35pm and on scene at 3.41pm. Five fire engines and an aerial appliance are currently in attendance.

Liverpool fire: Terrifying cloud of black smoke seen rising above city from docks

Liverpool fire: Merseyside Fire and Rescue have also issued a statement on the fire. (Image: jenniferpotato )

“On arrival crews found a large fire involving approx 100 tonnes of product.

“The incident has been sectorised. Crews are using a main jet, two ground monitors and water from the aerial appliance to tackle the fire.

“There is a large quantity of smoke in the area and nearby residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed.

“Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicines nearby and call NHS 111 if ill effects occur.

“The incident is ongoing.”

Liverpool fire: Terrifying cloud of black smoke seen rising above city from docks

Liverpool fire: Some locals took to social media to voice their concern over the incident (Image: jenniferpotato )

Some locals took to social media to voice their concern with one Twitter user writing: “Oh my gosh, there was a massive fire in Liverpool and I could see all the smoke coming from the place.

“I don’t even live that close to it, I hope no one was injured.”

Another wrote: “Huge fire coming from inside Liverpool city.

“No idea what is burning, it looks like a scrapyard.”

While another added: “Fire at the Liverpool docks looks bad.

“I hope all staff and key worker emergency services are safe.”

 


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