Fire crews battle blaze at Birkenhead waste and recycling centre

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
The fire on Cleveland Street, Birkenhead (Image: Merseyside and Fire Rescue)

Firefighters in Birkenhead have worked through the night to put out a fire at a recycling centre in Cleveland Street.

Crews were called to the site at 7.20pm last night where they were met with a large pile of scrap wood across an area of 40 x 40 metres and around 12 metres high.

Six fire engines were used to control the blaze, with crews remaining at the site until it is fully extinguished.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and Rescue said: “There are not thought to be hazardous waste materials at the site."

“Anyone with an existing medical condition should keep medicines nearby and if any ill effects are experienced please call NHS 111.”

MFRS are supporting local businesses with continuinty arrangements.

The surrounding roads have been closed and nearby residents have been advised to stay indoors and keep windows and doors shut.

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