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Firefighters from Kirkdale, Kensington, Liverpool City and Toxteth Community Fire Stations assisted Merseyside Police following the discovery of five suspected unexploded WWII bombs on Pall Mall in Liverpool.
The devices were discovered over two days by construction workers and neighbouring businesses were swiftly evacuated.
A 200-metre cordon was set up as a safety precaution and roads were closed around the scene.
The incident also had an impact on nearby train services, with delays caused on services to and from Southport, Hunts Cross, Kirkby and Ormskirk.
Bomb disposal officers assessed the devices and removed them for further examination.
Firefighters were called to a fire in a flat above a shop on Pensby Road in Heswall.
Fire engines from Heswall Community Fire Station and Upton Community Fire Station attended the scene.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire in the first-floor flat.
A 68-year-old male occupant of the flat had made his own way out of the premises by the time fire crews arrived.
Firefighters gave him oxygen and he was assessed at the scene by paramedics and found to be suffering from slight smoke inhalation. He was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital for further checks.
The lounge of the flat was severely damaged by fire and heat and four further rooms were severely damaged by smoke.
Crews dampened down the property and remained at the incident for around an hour.
Watch Manager Des McDonald said: “This was an accidental fire in the lounge of a flat above a shop, which developed very quickly.
“The male occupier managed to make his own way to safety on the ground floor. The damage to the room was severe and the rest of the flat was severely damaged by smoke.”

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