Derelict building fire, Church Road, Woolton


Location: Church Road, Woolton

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is currently in attendance at a derelict building fire on Church Road, Woolton.

Crews were alerted at 6.01pm and on scene at 6.07pm. Three fire engines are currently in attendance as well as an aerial appliance.

On arrival crews found a fire in a two storey building.

Crews are using high pressure hose reel jets to tackle the fire externally.

The aerial appliance is being used to fight the fire from above.

The incident is ongoing. Please avoid the area.


A further three fire engines have been sent to the scene to assist with firefighting.

The first floor and roof space of the building is involved in fire.

The fire is being tackled both externally by the aerial appliance and internally by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Nearby residents and businesses should keep windows and doors closed. Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicine nearby and call NHS 111 if ill effects occur.


Firefighting activity continues on site and is expected to do so for several hours.

Group Manager Franny Hill, Incident Commander, said: "Fire crews are working extremely hard. Due to poor water supplies in the area, crews are accessing water from alternative sources. Water tankers are also being provided by United Utilities. 

"We expect to remain on scene for the coming hours and would ask members of the public to avoid the area whilst we work to bring this incident to a conclusion."


Firefighting continued overnight. The incident was scaled down to three fire engines and the aerial appliance shortly before 1.30am.

The Service drone was utilised overnight to assist with operational awareness and to check for hotspots from above, whilst the aerial appliance was used as a water tower.

All firefighting activity had ceased by 5.30am with the final crews leaving the scene shortly after.

One fire engine has returned to scene this morning to check for hotspots, with any identified damped down with hose reel jets.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out in due course.