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Major fire at Liverpool scrapyard could take days to put out

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge fire at a metal scrapyard in north Liverpool.

It broke out early this morning at a recycling plant at Alexandra Dock in Bootle.

Public Health England is advising local residents to stay indoors, keep windows and doors closed.

Motorists travelling through the area are advised to keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep air vents closed.

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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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