Location: Borough Road, Oxton
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is currently in attendance at a fire on Borough Road, Oxton.
Crews were alerted at 8.37pm and on scene at 8.40pm. Four fire engines are in attendance.
On arrival crews found smoke issuing from a 20m x 30m single storey building.
Fire crews have gained entry to the building using an angle grinder and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) are tackling the fire with a main branch.
Nearby residents and businesses should keep windows and doors closed due to smoke from the fire. Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicine nearby and call NHS 111 if ill effects occur.
The incident is ongoing. Please avoid the area.
Firefighting continues with four BA wearers committed to the building to suppress the fire. Electricity to the building has been isolated.
A multi agency meeting has taken place between MFRS and Merseyside Police. Cordons remain in place. Please avoid the area.
Firefighters are now carrying out hot spotting and damping down operations. Cordons remain in place on Borough Road.
An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out in due course.
UPDATE 9AM TUESDAY 31ST MAY
The incident was scaled down to two fire engines shortly before 11pm. Crews remained on site until 11.46pm.
Following a joint investigation between MFRS and Merseyside Police, it is believed the fire started accidentally.