Fire At Waste Management Site

Fire At Waste Management Site

Merton street, St Helens.

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a
waste management site.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 11.48am yesterday to the site in Merton Street, St Helens.

Firefighters found a quantity of waste materials, around 15 metres by 15 metres, involved in fire when they arrived. Part of an asbestos roof was also involved in the blaze.

At the height of the fire six fire engines were on scene. Firefighters were still on scene this morning.

Merton Bank Road was closed by Merseyside Police during part of Sunday. A mechanical digger was used to remove some of the waste so that the fire did not spread.

Relief crews responded to the incident from Formby Community Fire Station, Toxteth Community Fire Station, Kensington Community Fire Station and Upton Community Fire Station.

At 2.34am two hose reel branches were still being used at the site as 400 tonnes of waste was being moved by mechanical digger to prevent the fire spreading. Damping down operations were taking place inside the single storey brick built waste deposit unit by 4.47am.

Two hoses were still being used at the site 7.18am today.

A fire engine from St Helens Community Fire Station, one from Old Swan Community Fire Station, Whiston Community Fire Station, one from Kirkdale Community Fire Station and a command unit attended the call-out.

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