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Firefighters were called out to a fire at a block of high rise flats near Sefton Park in Liverpool.
Fire crews attended Sydenham House, in Croxteth Drive, at 5.49pm on Monday, May 11.
A total of 12 fire appliances attended the incident. The fire involved a flat on the top floor of the 15 storey building.
Two flats on the top floor and the roof were severely damaged by fire. Another two flats on the top floor were severely damaged by smoke. A number of flats on the upper floors of the building were damaged by smoke.
Firefighters also carried out searches of the building to make sure no-one required rescuing.
The incident had been scaled down by 9.30pm and firefighters carried out damping down operations overnight.
Our Fire Control room received at least 43 calls about the fire. A fire appliance remained at the scene during Tuesday, May 12, to monitor the building.
Keeping It Cool
A fire involving an acetylene gas cylinder broke out at Cammell Laird on Campbeltown Road in Wirral.
The fire was extinguished and firefighters spent a number of hours cooling and then monitoring the gas cylinder.
Five fire appliances were called out at the height of the incident, which was later scaled down to four fire appliances.
Firefighters were called out at around 8.40am on Monday, May 18 and left the scene just before 4.30pm that day.
Group Manager Paul Murphy, Wirral District Manager, said: "Firefighters were called out to a fire involving an acetylene cylinder.
"This is a dangerous and unpredictable gas, therefore we implemented appropriate cordons for public safety.
"Firefighters extinguished the fire and started cooling the cylinder. They monitored the temperature of the cylinder over a number of hours.
"We worked with multi-agency partners to resolve the incident safely without any injuries."
An investigation was launched to determine the cause of the fire.
National Resilience
National Resilience Officer, Dr Brian Ward, visited our Service to mark his six years in the role.
Brian has worked on the New Dimension Programme since its inception in 2002. He was appointed to the role of National Resilience Officer in 2010, and, under the direction of the National Resilience Board, he oversees the day-to-day running of the National Resilience Assurance Team.
He met Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens, who is the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) lead for National Resilience, during his visit.
Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens with National Resilience Officer Brian Ward. Photo by Lyndsay Young.

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