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Fire at Williams Brothers Industrial Park, Kirkby


Thursday, 21 May 2020
Williams Brothers Industrial Park, Kirkby
Firefighters are currently in attendance at a fire on Williams Brothers Industrial Park on Pingwood Lane, Kirkby.

Crews were alerted at 2.55pm and on scene at 3.03pm. Six fire engines are currently in attendance and the combined platform ladder has been requested.

On arrival crews found a single unit well alight, approximately 40m x 20m.

Merseyside Police are in attendance and assisting with an evacuation of the site.

Firefighters are establishing a water supply and preparing to fight the fire externally.

There is a large volume of smoke coming from the fire. Nearby residents and businesses should keep windows and doors closed. Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicines close by and call NHS 111 if ill effects occur.

Please avoid the area.

UPDATE 4.10PM

The fire has been sectorised. Crews wearing breathing apparatus are fighting the fire internally using a main branch.

Merseyside Police are assisting with traffic management.

Nearby residents and businesses should keep windows and doors closed. Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicines close by and call NHS 111 if ill effects occur.

The incident is ongoing.

UPDATE 5.22PM

The fire was extinguished shortly before 4.30pm. Crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent units.

Hot spotting and damping down has taken place, with crews now leaving the scene.

The site has been handed back over to the owners and roads in the area have been reopened.

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