Five engines attend large fire at Bidston

Firefighters are currently in attendance on Worcester Road, Bidston.

Crews were alerted at 12.41pm and on scene at 12.47pm. Five fire engines are in attendance at an allotment where multiple sheds are ablaze. 

A Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) spokesperson said, “Residents nearby should keep doors/windows closed and medicines nearby – if any ill effects are experienced dial NHS 111 for advice.

“Our crews are fighting a fire of allotment buildings approximately 20m x 50m. The incident has now been sectorised. Sector 1 with 2 main jets and 1 hose reel, sector 2 with 1 hose reel and sector 3 with 1 main jet and 1 hose reel.”

The fire is now surrounded and the area involved measures 25m x 25m, consisting of a number of sheds and allotments.

It was reported that up to 50 racing pigeons had died in the blaze.

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