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#1024363 - 22nd Oct 2016 1:17am HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL
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#1024368 - 22nd Oct 2016 8:37am Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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Captured the size there Gary. Pretty serious by the look of it .

Source - M'Side Fire an Rescue site

Large fire at Seaforth Docks UPATED 6.35am

Friday, 21 October 2016
Seaforth Docks,Merseyside
UPDATE 6.35am:
Firefighters are continuing to tackle a large fire at Seaforth docks.

6 fire appliances and two aerial units(combined platform ladders) have been deployed to a scrap metal recycling facility at Seaforth docks last night to tackle a large fire.

Crews were alerted at 11.20pm and were on the scene at 11.29pm.

A command point has been set up, the fire has been divided into sectors and water supplies have been secured.

There are not currently any road closures in effect around the Seaforth docks area and smoke from the fire is not currently affecting any residential areas.

Firefighters have now surrounded the fire and will continue firefighting.

The incident is significant and ongoing as at 06.45am 22/10/16.

Source - M'Side Fire and Rescue site


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#1024377 - 22nd Oct 2016 9:24am Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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Drove daughter to lime street station this morning and could see huge smoke like clouds. Wasn't sure if it was the power station at Fiddlers Ferry. On the way back towards tunnel looked like over seaforth area so still smouldering ?

Saw similar smoke like clouds over wales yesterday and thought that was the power station at connahs quay--if its still there.

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#1024382 - 22nd Oct 2016 9:41am Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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Shocked I was last night when I saw it ... People at the time didn't know if a plane had crashed or what !!!!

At this moment the fire still seems to be the same size as it was last night !!!

Just hope there wasn't any injuries or fatalities !!!

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#1024412 - 22nd Oct 2016 12:16pm Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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last night


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#1024440 - 22nd Oct 2016 5:40pm Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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#1024489 - 23rd Oct 2016 10:30am Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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What, exactly, was burning? Surely not scrap iron?

I suppose it WOULD burn if there were enough heat and a good supply of oxygen.

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#1024540 - 23rd Oct 2016 7:16pm Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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Probably they don't drain the petrol from scrap vehicles so all it would take is a spark ?

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#1024553 - 23rd Oct 2016 9:33pm Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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I doubt it is all scrap cars. Most of what I've seen is stuff that has been smashed into pretty small chunks, so any petrol would long since have evaporated.

I expect we'll find ou in due course what was actually burning.

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#1024569 - 24th Oct 2016 12:41am Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: GaryFromWirral]
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Whatever it is that's burning it absolutely stinks! Can smell it over here in New Brighton and to me it smells like that phantom smell you have when you're being put to sleep with anaesthetic... not sure if anyone will relate to that lol but it's the best description i can give

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#1024570 - 24th Oct 2016 12:46am Re: HUGE FIRE IN LIVERPOOL [Re: j_demo]
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Agree - very bad air tonight - went outside about an hour ago and came straight back in.

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