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Firefighters battle large recycling centre fire in Birkenhead

Firefighters have spent the night at the scene of a recycling centre fire in Birkenhead.

By 11:30 last night they'd worked to bring the fire under control, though said it would be a long time before the blaze was out.

Crews were called to the recycling centre in Cleveland Street at 7.20pm,

They arrived to find a large pile of scrap wood across an area of 40 x 40 metres and around 15 metres high.

Credit: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Mersey Fire service brought in aerial platforms and multiple fire engines.

Credit: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

People were being advised to avoid the area and keep doors and windows shut because of the smoke.

People who have an existing medical condition were told to keep medicines nearby.

Credit: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service