Large fire at Seaforth Docks is still ongoing since Friday night
Firefighters continue to tackle the large fire at Seaforth docks which has now been ongoing since Friday night 21st October when 6 fire appliances and an aerial unit were deployed to a scrap metal recycling facility at Seaforth docks to tackle the large fire. Crews were alerted at 11.20pm and were on the scene at 11.29pm. Firefighters will be working with staff from the recycling facility from around 10.00am this morning - Sunday 23rd October, to break up the remaining scrap pile with cranes and diggers. This is part of the plan to enable access to the seat of the fire from above using aerial appliances. Breaking up the fire in this way will result in a significant increase in fire and smoke temporarily but will enable firefighters to access the remaining seat of the fire to extinguish it. The public should be aware that there may be an increase in the smell of smoke and if so residents should stay inside and close windows and doors. Residents with pre-existing health conditions should keep medicine close. If you feel any ill effects or you have any concerns about the smoke's impact on your health please contact the NHS 111 service (free from landlines an mobiles 24/7)or your GP surgery for advice, following any instructions for out of hours services.
Top Photo by Pat Regan - Taken from the sand dunes between Hightown and Crosby
The scene on Friday night from New Brighton, photo by Nicky Parker
Photos by Nicky Parker -Twitter