Firefighters battle large blaze at Liverpool docks

Emergency crews have spent the day dealing with a large fire at a scrap metal recycling facility at Seaforth Docks

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Warning of more smoke from fire at Seaforth Docks

Fire at Seaforth Docks Credit: ITV Granada

Firefighters have warned residents they will see more smoke as they continue to tackle a fire at Seaforth docks on Merseyside.

Firefighters will be working with staff from the recycling facility to break up the remaining scrap pile with cranes and diggers.

This will give them access to the seat of the fire from above using aerial appliances. Breaking up the fire in this way will result in a significant increase in fire and smoke temporarily.

Firefighters try to tackle the seat of fire at Seaforth Docks Credit: ITV Granada

The public should be aware that there may be an increase in the smell of smoke and if so residents should stay inside and close windows and doors.

Residents with pre-existing health conditions should keep medicine close and if they feel any ill effects.

If you have any concerns about he smoke's impact on your health please contact the NHS 111 service or your GP surgery for advice, following any instructions for out of hours services.

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