Plumes of smoke blacken Liverpool skyline as tyre fire takes hold

A LARGE quantity of car tyres went up in smoke in a blaze at a scrapyard in Liverpool last night.

Fire crews were called to the premises of Caribbean Car Parts, in Beaumont Street, Toxteth, shortly before 8pm.

The car tyre fire sent off huge plumes of black smoke which were visible for many miles around.

Appliances from the Liverpool city centre station and the Low Hill crew were sent to fight the blaze.

Dozens of spectators watched the fire unfold before it was extinguished at 9.30pm