Fire crews called as blaze rips through building's roof

Fire at a building on High Street in Wavertree
-Credit: (Image: North West Emergency Photography)

A fire tore through a building in the early hours of Monday morning.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene on High Street, in Wavertree, in the early hours of May 27. On arrival, crews found the building's roof was on fire.

Crews were called at 12.08am and arrived at 12.13am. Four fire engines and an aerial appliance attended and extinguished the fire, with crews leaving the scene at 4.34am.

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A spokesperson for the fire service said: "On arrival, crews found a three storey building with a fire in the roof space. The incident was sectorised and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus started fighting the fire using a high pressure hose reel.

"The aerial appliance was utilised to move roof tiles to allow external inspection of the roof, while two high pressure hose reels were used to extinguish the fire.

"Once the main body of fire was extinguished, crews continued to dampen down the roof and check for hot spots. At 3.51am the incident was scaled down to two fire engines and an aerial appliance and crews continued to monitor for hot spots."

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