'Close all windows and doors' as 10 fire engines descend on huge blaze scene

People living close to the scene of a huge blaze have been told to close all windows and doors and avoid the area.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance at an incident on Wilson Road, Huyton. Crews were alerted at 19.34pm and on scene at 19.48pm, with six fire engines and one aerial appliance attending.

On arrival this is a large pile of household waste involved in fire measuring approximately 50m x 50m and 5m in height. The fire has spread to a nearby single storey warehouse.

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There are now 10 fire engines and two aerial appliances assigned to this incident for personnel and due to the size of the fire.

A spokesperson for MFRS said: "Crews are working incredibly hard to tackle the blaze. A ground monitor and one main jet is in use, as the aerial appliance is being set up.

"Due to a visibly large smoke plume, residents and businesses in the area should keep doors and windows closed. People with an existing health condition should keep medicines close and if any ill effects are experienced dial NHS 111 for advice.

"This is an ongoing incident, please avoid the area."

Pictures from the scene show the huge scale of the fire and smoke can be seen billowing across Merseyside. ECHO readers have reported being able to smell the smoke in Aintree.

The fire has also drawn the attention of people driving down the M57 nearby and some have gathered at the scene. It is currently unclear which business building has set alight but pictures show the fire blazing behind the windows of the warehouse.

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