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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
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