High rise fire, Benson Street, Liverpool


Location: Benson Street, Liverpool

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is currently in attendance at Central Gardens, Benson Street, in Liverpool.

Crews were alerted at 6.11pm and on scene at 6.15pm. Five fire engines are currently in attendance as well as the aerial appliance.

On arrival crews found a fire in a flat on the second floor of the building. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered under rapid deployment and extinguished the fire.

Two people have been led to safety from a neighbouring flat via a ladder. Paramedics are assessing them and two other people at the scene.

Firefighters are currently checking for hot spots and ventilating the building.