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Fireworks thrown in to shop in Bootle

Sunday, 05 November 2017
Linacre Lane, Bootle

Firefighters were called to an incident on Linacre Lane in Bootle at 8.46pm on Sunday, November 5 involving a box of fireworks that was thrown in to a shop.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 8.38pm and crews were alerted at 8.39pm. They were on scene at 8.46pm.

Four fire engines attended the incident. Two areas of fire had been extinguished by the shop occupier prior to the arrival of firefighters.

Fire crews made the area safe and ventilated the property using a PPV fan.

A member of staff was treated at the scene by paramedics but declined further hospital treatment.

The interior of the shop was damaged by fire and heat.

Station Manager Paul Kay, arson reduction co-ordinator for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, said: “This was a very dangerous act that could have had even more severe, grave consequences.

“Misuse of fireworks can cause serious injury and burns; they should only ever be enjoyed at organised events where they are safely controlled.

“We urge anyone with information about this incident to contact Merseyside Police or Crimestoppers immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 quoting incident 1224 of 5th November or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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