Location: Regent Road, Kirkdale
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is currently in attendance at a fire in a scrapyard on Regent Road, Kirkdale.
Crews were alerted at 4.40pm and on scene at 4.44pm. Six fire engines are currently in attendance as well as the high volume pump.
On arrival crews found a large amount of scrap metal, approximately 30m x 20m in width and 30m high, involved in fire.
Fire crews are liaising with onsite staff and formulating a plan to tackle the fire.
Residents and businesses nearby should close windows and doors. If you have an existing medical condition, keep medicine close and if any ill effects are experienced dial NHS 111 for advice.
This is an ongoing incident. Please avoid the area.
The incident was sectorised with the high volume pump and two main jets in use.
Our operational drone capability was also deployed to assist situational awareness at the scene.
Firefighting operations have now ceased and MFRS crews left the scene at 8.24pm.