Location: Anfield, Liverpool
Fire crews have been called to a flat fire on Breck Road, Anfield, Liverpool this evening.
Crews were alerted at 8.20pm and on scene at 8.23pm. Six fire engines and an aerial appliance are in attendance.
Crews arrived to find a 3 storey property with a shop on the ground floor and flats on the first and second floors involved in fire.
The incident has been divided into sectors. Fire crews have forced entry to the building and are checking the ground floor for fire spread and occupants.
Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are fighting the fire with hose reel jets.
North West Ambulance and Merseyside Police are in attendance.
Road closures are in place. Please avoid the area.
Local businesses and residents should keep doors and windows closed. If you have an existing medical condition, keep medicines near. If any ill effects are experienced dial NHS 111 for advice.
The incident is ongoing.
INCIDENT UPDATE 9.30PM:
A person has been located and led from the building by fire crews, conscious and breathing and they are now in the care of North West Ambulance Service.
A full systematic search of all floors of the building continues, however the main body of fire has been extinguished.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are checking for hotspots- cordons remain in place.