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  1. Published on: 01/01/2018 09:34 AMReported by: roving-eye
    UPDATE AT 06.30 01/01/2017: The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the car park.

    MFRS received support from brigades from the NW region through the early hours.

    We are likely to be engaged at the scene for several hours and further investigation will follow firefighting action.


    UPDATE AT 05.56 01/01/2018: The site of the incident has been divided into five sectors for firefighting purposes.

    Equipment in use during the early hours of the morning includes aerial appliances, ground monitors and main jets.

    Cordons remain in place.


    UPDATE AT 22.15 31/12/2017: Firefighters continue to tackle the fire at Kings Dock car park, with the site of the incident having been divided into four sectors for firefighting purposes. Some firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and an aerial appliance is in use as well as three main jets.

    The area around Kings Dock is cordoned off and road closures are in place.

    No one is believed to have been seriously injured in the incident.

    Initial investigations indicate that an accidental fire within a vehicle caused other cars to ignite.

    Surrounding buildings have been evacuated as a precaution. The public are asked to keep away from the area until further notice.

    Residents and businesses nearby are advised to keep doors and windows shut as a precaution. Anyone with an existing condition can call NHS 111 if any ill effects are experienced.



    UPDATE AT 19:54 31/12/2017: Two aerial appliances are now also at the scene, where firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, continue to tackle the fire using a main jet.


    UPDATE AT 18.05 31/12/2017: There are now 12 fire engines at the scene.


    ORIGINAL UPDATE: Firefighters are attending a fire at a multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, in Liverpool.

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 4.42pm; crews were alerted at 4.43pm and on the scene at 4.50pm.

    Six fire engines are in attendance and crews, wearing breathing apparatus, are tackling the fire using a 52 mil hose.

    The fire is believed to involve a number of vehicles.
     

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  3. Alikado says:01/01/2018 03:41 PM
    Early reports suggest 1400 cars totally destroyed later updated to 1600, I expect that number to rise drastically in the next few days, mine might be one of them!

  4. whiplash says:01/01/2018 05:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alikado View Post
    Early reports suggest 1400 cars totally destroyed later updated to 1600, I expect that number to rise drastically in the next few days, mine might be one of them!
    Ha ha,i could do with a new one too.

  5. Crazy Jane says:01/01/2018 07:33 PM
    Mine is one of them. Luckily no person or horse was injured in the incident x


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