Fire Tackled In Shipbuilding Hall
Friday, 24 February 2012
Campbelltown Road, Birkenhead.
Firefighters were called to a fire at a shipbuilding hall.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 1.17pm to Cammell Laird
Shipyard in Campbelltown Road, Birkenhead.
The relatively small fire was near acetylene cylinders and oxygen cylinders located in the construction hall.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire while an evacuation took place on the Cammell Laird
Hoses were set up in the area to cool the cylinders.
Cooling operations are set to continue for at least 24 hours.
No residential properties have been evacuated.
Campbelltown Road has been closed and all of the buildings requiring evacuation, as a precaution, have now been evacuated in the area.
There were no reports of any injuries.
A fire engine from Birkenhead Community Fire Station was first on scene. A fire engine from Upton Community Fire Station also attended.
Four fire engines are on scene to help with water supply to cool the cylinders.