Liverpool news Major emergency response as fire set to rage for hours PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Blaze at Gaskells waste facility in Kirkdale took hold in the early hours of Sunday
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Fire crews are this morning battling a huge fire at a waste facility in Kirkdale. The blaze at the Gaskells Waste plant on Foster Street was first reported at 5.21am. Eight fire crews rushed to the scene and were there within five minutes, but the fire services say the operation could last "some considerable time." Smoke is billowing in to the air and has been seen from as far away as Liverpool city centre and Crosby, while nearby residents are being warned to keep windows and doors shut for the time being. The waste firm tweeted to say their staff were safe. Water is being drawn from the nearby canal to help tackle the blaze, which the fire service are describing as "significant".
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. Kirkdale fire station is just a few blocks away from the incident. In a statement on their website, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters continue to deal with a significant fire. A second aerial appliance has arrived on scene to support firefighting actions.
Smoke billows from the fire at Gaskells Waste facility in Kirkdale
"The incident has been sectorised into three sectors, with 2 main branch hoses, 2 aerial appliances and ground monitors in use. The High Volume Pump (HVP) has been set up to draw water from the nearby canal for firefighting. "The incident is likely to continue for some time, please avoid the area."
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