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Body found after blaze

The body of a woman has been found by fire crews attending the scene of a blaze in Wallasey.

Firefighters were called to the house on Village Way at around 4.30am today.

The alarm was raised by neighbours who were alerted by smoke alarms.

Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and extinguished the fire.

Sadly, the body of a woman was found in a bedroom on the first floor.

Smoke alarms were activating when firefighters arrived. This was quite an intense fire and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

– Station Manager Mark Thomas, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Battery removed from smoke alarm

Fire investigators at a house in Wirral where a woman died say the batteries had been removed from a smoke alarm.

A joint police and fire investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze at a house in Village Road, Higher Bebington.

We have found that there was a smoke alarm in the rear room on the ground floor of the property and the battery had been removed but we do not know when this took place. Our investigation is continuing.

– Station Manager Barry Moore, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews were called to the address shortly before 6pm on Sunday and during a search of the property the body of a woman was found.

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Firefighters in Wirral find woman's body

The body of a woman has been discovered by firefighters who were called to a blaze in Wirral.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service say they were called at 5.50pm yesterday evening, and two appliances were sent to Village Road, Higher Bebington.

In total three fire appliances along with the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Incident Management Team attended the scene.

A fire was quickly extinguished in the lounge of the property.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

Firefighters were called to Village Road in Higher Bebington last night

Station Manager Barry Moore said: “Firefighters were called after reports of smoke seen in a house near the property.

Firefighters on arrival saw the smoke was coming from another property and entered that property and extinguished a fire.

Sadly, during a search of the property the body of an adult woman was found.

"Merseyside Police has been informed along with our Incident Investigation Team.

Firefighters warn of water dangers after Mersey rescue

Firefighters have warned of the dangers of open water after a man and a woman were pulled from the River Mersey. A specialist rescue team recovered the couple shortly before 10 o'clock last night, the woman was taken to hospital.

“We advise that people do not jump into the River Mersey. Despite the warm temperatures the River Mersey’s waters can still be very cold and can cause people to go into cold water shock and experience hypothermia. There are also a lot of underwater hazards in the River Mersey which are not visible from the riverside. The River Mersey has also very strong tidal currents as well.”

– Team Leader Richard Warburton, Marine Rescue Unit
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