Roof Fire, Edge Lane


Location: Edge Lane, Kensington

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is in attendance at Edge Lane, Kensington.

Crews were alerted at 1.54pm and on scene at 1.59pm. Four fire engines and an aerial appliance are on scene.

On arrival, crews found a fire located on the roof of a two-storey building and a main branch hose was utilised to begin fighting the fire.

Ladders were pitched on the roof and firefighters in harnesses continued fighting the fire using two main branch hoses.

Merseyside Police is in attendance managing road closures and fire crews have gained access to the roof to inspect the fire.

The incident is ongoing so please avoid the area. Residents and businesses nearby should close windows and doors.

If you have an existing health condition, keep medicines nearby and if any ill effects occur dial NHS 111 for advice.

UPDATE - 3:40PM:

The fire has been extinguished and the incident has been scaled down to two fire engines. Crews are continuing to monitor the scene.

There is still a large amount of smoke in the area so please keep doors and windows closed.


Crews continued to hot spot until there were no clear signs of fire and left the scene at 4.27pm.