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Beauty salon Blaze
Firefighters were called to an early morning blaze at Zoe Colleran Hair and Beauty on Croxteth Hall Lane in West Derby.
Our Control team received the call at 1.54am and crews were alerted at 1.55am. They were on the scene at 2.01am.
Three fire engines attended the scene and Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to tackle the fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and ventilated the property, and the adjoining premises were evacuated.
Flames spread from the shop to the first-floor flat above, which was damaged by fire and smoke.
The shop was entirely damaged by fire and smoke and the front of the building was severely damaged due to the collapse of brickwork.
Four adjoining bedsits sustained moderate smoke damage.
Crews remained at the scene for around two-and-a-quarter hours.
Hundreds of homes in West Kirby were visited by Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service as part of a community reassurance campaign after a couple died in a house fire in the town.
A team of Fire Prevention Advocates called at almost 300 homes in roads surrounding Boulton Avenue and carried out 67 home fire safety checks.
Three fire engines were called out around 1.35am and Firefighters tackled a fire in the rear lounge on the ground floor of the semi-detached house.
Working smoke alarms were fitted in the house which had alerted a neighbour who called 999. It is suspected the fire started accidentally and involved smoking materials.
Watch Manager Eric Daniels of the Community Fire Prevention Support Team said: “Our sincere condolences
are with the family and West Kirby community following this tragic fire.
“During this reassurance campaign our Advocates fitted free smoke alarms and gave safety advice regarding common causes of fires in the home.
“We advised residents to have a working smoke alarm on each level of their home and to test them
each week.
“We urge everyone to check on their elderly relatives and neighbours and to be vigilant to the sound of a
neighbour’s smoke alarm bleeping.
“If a fire occurs at home people
should get out, stay out and call 999.”
They installed free smoke alarms, offered free fire safety advice, urged people to look out for elderly and vulnerable people in the community and encouraged them to be vigilant to the sound of neighbour’s smoke alarms bleeping.
Teams also highlighted the dangers of fire in the home related to cooking, candles, smoking materials, e-cig chargers and other electrical items and reinforced the importance of having an escape plan as well as working smoke alarms.
The campaign followed a serious fire at a house on Boulton Avenue in West Kirby, which happened in March.

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