Derelict building fire, Bootle


Location: Seaview Road, Bootle

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service were called to an incident on Seaview Road, Bootle on Wednesday, 5 April. Crews were alerted at 7.02pm and on scene at 7.07pm. Six fire engines and the aerial appliance attended at the height of the incident.

On arrival, crews found one three storey derelict property well alight on all floors. Crews began firefighting externally while attempting to gain entry to the inside of the building. The aerial appliance was in use, as well as firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using high pressure hose reel jets.

Police liaised with neighbouring properties to keep windows and doors shut.

At approximately 10pm, the Service drone was deployed to identify hotspots with analytical risk assessments then carried out every hour.

At approximately 1am, relief crews were mobilised with the aerial appliance and hose reel jets still in use for hotspotting.  

At 4.16am, hotspotting at the property ended and crews began making up equipment.

At 7.50am, MFRS crews carried out an inspection of building from external ground level of property with no hot spots observed.

MFRS crews left the scene at 11.21am on Thursday, 6 April. 

When safe, a joint investigation will begin into the cause of the fire.