/Live updates as major fire response closes city centre street

Live updates as major fire response closes city centre street

Latest from Liverpool city centre as fire crews are tackling a blaze at a building in Union Street.

Thick smoke can be seen billowing from the building.

A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Firefighters are currently in attendance at a fire at building on Union Street, Liverpool City Centre.

“Crews were alerted at 9.10am and on scene at 9.17am. Six fire engines are currently in attendance as well as the combined platform ladder.

“On arrival crews found the roof space of the five storey building to be alight. Crews are using hose reel jets.

“The incident is ongoing.”

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Additional reporting Lee Grimsditch.

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