Industrial fire, St Johns Road, Bootle


Location: St Johns Road, Bootle

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service are in attendance at a fire on St Johns Road, Bootle.

Crews were alerted just after 9.10pm and were on scene shortly before 9.15pm on Friday 25th February.

Five fire engines and one aerial appliance are at scene. This is a builders yard approximately 20 x 40 metres well alight. All persons have been accounted for.

Two ground monitors and one high pressure hose reel are in use.

Open water supply has now been established, one ground monitor and one main branch are currently in use.

This is an ongoing incident, please avoid the area.

More updates will be provided here when information becomes available.

UPDATE 10AM - 26.02.22
Two gas cylinders had been identified as being involved in the fire and crews utilised the available water supply to cool the cylinders, monitoring and recording temperatures every 15 minutes.

The aerial appliance and water supply was no longer required and left the incident, as firefighters fed water to the incident ground from the hydrant supply through the monitoring stage.

Temperatures continued to decrease over the next two hours and following further inspection in line with MFRS protocols, was deemed cool enough to hand over to the site owner.

Once the external handover was completed, our crews left the scene shortly before 1am this morning.