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FURTHER UPDATE: Fire At Rear Of Restaurant On London Road In Liverpool Extinguished


Monday, 16 June 2014
London Road in Liverpool city centre.
Firefighters extinguished a fire involving a building, a restaurant and another shop in Liverpool.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 8.57pm on Sunday, June 15, to London Road in Liverpool city centre.

During the height of the fire seven fire appliances were at the scene along with a Combined Platform Ladder, which has a platform on an extendable arm that can be used to put water onto buildings from above roof height. The fire involved part of two three-storey retail premises and a store building.

By 11.16pm the incident was being scaled down and by 11.54pm firefighters were dealing with a number of hot spots in one of the stores. At 12.37am on Monday, June 16, damping down operations were being carried out and by 1.23am the incident only required two fire appliances at the scene.

Firefighters had left the scene by 6.03am on Monday, June 16. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

Building surveyors from the council also attended the scene during the early hours of Monday, June 16.

Group Manager Gary Oakford said: “Firefighters worked well at the scene to prevent the fire spreading and affecting more shops in London Road. Seven fire appliances were sent to the scene so we had enough people there to tackle the fire and stop its spread.

“By 10.36pm on Sunday night firefighters had contained the fire to one of the shops and stopped it spreading into adjacent buildings.

“Power company engineers were also requested on Sunday night to isolate electricity supplies to a number of buildings in the area to allow the fire to be tackled safely. Part of a first floor in a store had collapsed into the ground floor. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.”

Two further shops on London Road had light smoke damage. Part of an unoccupied property near Bridport Street was also affected by fire.

The Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service control room received 15 calls about the fire on Sunday night.

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