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gas leak in
liverpool
city centre
Firefighters were called to a gas leak on Moss Street in Liverpool city centre.
Three appliances attended the incident, which involved an electric cable that burnt through a gas main.
Fire crews and officers from Merseyside Police set up a 50-metre cordon. Approximately 20 nearby buildings were temporarily evacuated.
Officers from National Grid capped the leaking gas main and carried out gas monitoring in the immediate area.
Moss Street, Islington, Devon Street, Daulby Street and Prescot Street past the Royal Liverpool Hospital were temporarily closed.
No-one was injured.
Firefighters remained at the incident for around six hours and 35 minutes.
THANKS ‘FIR’ ALL YOUR SUPPORT
Staff from MFRS joined forces with volunteers from charity Queenscourt Hospice to collect Christmas trees from homes around Southport.
Watch Managers Gary Spain and Steve Bousfield, Station Manager Mark Jones, Information Assistant Sue Coker and TDA Support Assistant Kyrenia Smith helped collect around 300 trees over one weekend.
The trees were chipped by local arborists and sold with all proceeds being donated back to the Southport-based hospice, which provides support for people in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire living with serious injuries.
Over 600 trees were collected during the fundraising drive with a staggering £7,474.50 being raised in total.
Julie McAdam, Community Fundraiser at Queenscourt Hospice, said: “We would like to thank everyone at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service who took part in the Christmas tree collection.
“It was great having the team work with us; they did an excellent job and worked very hard.
“Without people like them we would not be able to continue to provide the very best care possible for our patients and their families. All funds raised will be put to very good use at the hospice.” PAGE 4
Station Manager Mark Jones said: “The staff at Queenscourt Hospice do a fantastic job providing care for people who are seriously ill, and their families, so it was great to be able to give something back.”
If anyone is interested in volunteering for the Christmas tree collection next year email: fundraising@queenscourt.org.uk or call 01704 517 420.
HOTNEWS
Operational Incidents - May 2017
Station Ground
All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
33 Southport
40 Huyton
42 Kirkby
50 St Helens
51 Newton-le-Willows 52 Eccleston
10 5 14 12 4 29 7 0 41 7 2 69 7 2 19 4 0 22 210 71 581
9 15 1 29 11 4 31 11 1 65 7 1 16 1 1 19 3 0 487 178 36
Fires Fires Fires
Fires Service
10 Kirkdale
11 Liverpool City
12 Kensington
14 Speke & Garston
15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
17BelleVale 1139860
10 3 35 4 2 12 12 6 24 14 3 31 16 4 28 16 6 34
28 8 3 10 17 2 20 12 2 28 8 3 24 12 2 34 11 2
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22Heswall 101012 23 Upton 5 3 29 20 3 2 24WestKirby 5011431 25 Wallasey 11 5 22 17103 30 Bootle & Netherton 6 3 20 1540 31 Crosby 13 6 22 1870 32Formby 215211
17 5 16 7 5 28 12 3 45 1 0 15
15 4 3 24 6 1 38 13 1 13 4 0
Grand Total
There were two rescues from RTC incidents and four rescues from accidental dwelling fires.
Station Manager John O’Boyle gave interviews to press at the scene.
WM Gary Spain, SM Mark Jones and Information Assistant Sue Coker help collect Christmas trees for Queenscourt Hospice.


































































































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