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Fire in multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, Liverpool

Sunday, 31 December 2017
Kings Dock, Liverpool city centre

UPDATE: 5.46pm 01.01.18: The fire is now fully extinguished.

Firefighters have carried out a systematic search of the car park and are working with officers from Merseyside Police at the scene.

Fire crews rescued two dogs from a vehicle last night and four dogs from a vehicle today. The dogs have all been safely reunited with their owners.

Crews are working with structural engineers to ensure all persons on scene remain safe.

Firefighters will remain at the scene overnight.

UPDATE: 6.30am 01.01.18: The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the car park.

MFRS received support from brigades from the NW region through the early hours.

We are likely to be engaged at the scene for several hours and further investigation will follow firefighting action.

UPDATE: 5.56am 01.01.18: The site of the incident has been divided into five sectors for firefighting purposes.

Equipment in use during the early hours of the morning includes aerial appliances, ground monitors and main jets.

Cordons remain in place.

UPDATE: 9.15pm 31.12.17: Firefighters continue to tackle the fire at Kings Dock car park, with the site of the incident having been divided into four sectors for firefighting purposes. Some firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and an aerial appliance is in use as well as three main jets.

The area around Kings Dock is cordoned off and road closures are in place.

No one is believed to have been seriously injured in the incident.

Initial investigations indicate that an accidental fire within a vehicle caused other cars to ignite.

Surrounding buildings have been evacuated as a precaution. The public are asked to keep away from the area until further notice.

Residents and businesses nearby are advised to keep doors and windows shut as a precaution. Anyone with an existing condition can call NHS 111 if any ill effects are experienced.

UPDATE: 7.54pm 31.12.17 Two aerial appliances are now also at the scene, where firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, continue to tackle the fire using a main jet.

UPDATE: 6.05pm 31.12.17 There are now 12 fire engines at the scene.

ORIGINAL UPDATE: Firefighters are attending a fire at a multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, in Liverpool.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 4.42pm; crews were alerted at 4.43pm and on the scene at 4.50pm.

Six fire engines are in attendance and crews, wearing breathing apparatus, are tackling the fire using a 52 mil hose.

The fire is believed to involve a number of vehicles.

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