Location: Walton, Liverpool
Firefighters have been called to a large flat fire in Beech Road, Walton, in the early hours of this morning.
6 fire engines and a combined platform ladder are in attendance.
Crews were alerted at 0.52 and on scene at 0.58.
Crews arrived to find a well developed fire in the second floor roof space of a flat above a shop on Beech Rd, near to Walton Village.
The incident has been sectorised and crews are fighting the fire externally with main branch hoses. 2 teams of 2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are carrying out a search of the flat and neighbouring properties while also fighting fire.
The incident is ongoing.
Firefighters left the scene at 4.48am. An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious. Nobody was injured but significant damage was caused to the flat. There was also evidence of an old cannabis farm at the location.
Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting log 0048 of 18th August.