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Merseyside police have said that they are treating the cause of a fire at a former paintball centre in Merseyside as suspicious.
A joint investigation with the police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has been launched following the blaze on Borough Road yesterday evening.
There were no injuries resulting from the fire but the building has been left severely damaged.
House-to-house and forensic enquiries are ongoing in the local area. Officers have said that they are particularly keen to speak with two boys, aged around 14, who witnesses saw in the area around the time of the fire.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6041 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have said that there were no reported casualties following a fire in Merseyside yesterday.
Crews were called to a burning paintball centre on Borough Road, St Helens at around 5pm. It was initially feared that two people were trapped inside.
More than six engines fought the fire at the centre which is currently not in use.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue says the incident has been divided into sections in order to deal with the fire.
Part of the roof of the building has collapsed and a large number of tyres are involved in the fire.
The nearby Pilkington's factory has been evacuated but emergency services say it is not currently affected by the fire.
Residents are being advised to keep doors and windows shut until further notice.
Fire fighters have been called to a major blaze at an indoor paintballing centre in Borough Road, St. Helens.
There have been reports of two people who have entered the building and have not yet come out.