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#401173 - 12th Apr 2010 11:09pm Massive Fire In Birkenhead *****
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There's explosions, and massive flames, down by Green Lane, I can here it in my flat, and driving back before the area is full of thick smoke and burning embers floating around and bits of tyre. Could pop down and get pics but my tea is in the oven...

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#401176 - 12th Apr 2010 11:11pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: MattLFC]
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Doesn't sound good at all. Lot's of explosions and flames can be seen from Bedford Road area.
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#401177 - 12th Apr 2010 11:17pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: scoops]
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hhhm with you saying tyres gotta guess its the scrappy, someone go get pics! im in bed frown

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#401178 - 12th Apr 2010 11:17pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: scoops]
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son says they talking about it on facebook
Camel Lairds or Green Lane

Poss the scrapyard petrol tanks

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#401179 - 12th Apr 2010 11:19pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: chris_gilly]
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Eat your tea Matt and then get some pictures smile
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#401180 - 12th Apr 2010 11:22pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: Angel_x]
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camel lairds is up in flames frown

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#401181 - 12th Apr 2010 11:23pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: Angel_x]
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Sitting on Holborn Hill. Fire looks like it is the petrol station on the A41 south bound

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#401182 - 12th Apr 2010 11:23pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: Angel_x]
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I live in bebington village and I can smell the fire and see a pall of black smoke and the smokes comming this way

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#401184 - 12th Apr 2010 11:26pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: oscarpops]
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any more info? pics?
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#401186 - 12th Apr 2010 11:27pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: oscarpops]
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I went out, and my car is covered in burnt black crap!! I took one pic, but you can't get anywhere near it, the polic have shut off the A41 completely from the tunnel exit/Argyle St roundabout etc... All the traffic is now diverting down Old Chester Road. Its deffo not Green Lane Scrapyard, as I drove past there. Up neaerer Kerr Channs, so petrol station theory could be correct, or possibly Bathers??

Will grab the single pic I took.

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#401188 - 12th Apr 2010 11:28pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: oscarpops]
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#401189 - 12th Apr 2010 11:30pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: _Ste_]
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Text us Ste let us know where about's as our Em n Daz's work place is along there
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#401190 - 12th Apr 2010 11:32pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: _Ste_]
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Got no imaging software installed on me laptop atm, so cnt clean up the image, took it whilst I was driving, so very blurry, sorry for the crap quality folks, just used Vista paint to resize it.

Police Chopper is now overhead.


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#401191 - 12th Apr 2010 11:35pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: MattLFC]
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where abouts is that pic? heard a load of fire engines go down my road before.

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#401192 - 12th Apr 2010 11:36pm Re: Massive Fire In Birkenhead [Re: MattLFC]
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Some friends on FB who live down that way are saying it started in Lairds,has spread to a refridgeration place and very close to the petrol station.

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