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Emergency services work to tackle nightclub fire in Liverpool

Credit: Mersey Fire

Emergency services are continuing to work at the scene of a large fire which has broken out at a nightclub on Berry Street, Liverpool.

At its height, 10 fire engines and an aerial appliance were deployed to tackle the blaze at the 53 Degrees nightclub which broke out shortly before 5am this morning.

The roof and internal floors of the building have collapsed and firefighting continues from outside, though the incident is scaling down.

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Road closures are in place on Berry Street, Leece Street, Renshaw Street, Duke Street and Upper Duke Street.

Nearby residents & businesses are advised to shut windows & doors and call NHS 111 if they're feeling unwell.

In a statement, MFRS Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Mottram said:

Our crews have done an amazing job in getting this fire under control so quickly and effectively.

"In challenging circumstances - given the property’s close proximity to other buildings - crews successfully contained the fire to the original property.

"The speed of crews’ response and firefighting actions ensured the fire – which was well alight on our arrival - did not spread further."

– MFRS Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Mottram

in a social media post on Instagram, 53 Degrees said:

We are going to need a bit of time to tidy up the dance floor (and we need a roof) but we will be back soon.

Thankfully nobody was hurt… Thanks to our many industry friends and brilliant customers for your messages.

– 53 Degrees