Firefighters have tackled a large-scale blaze at a scrapyard in Liverpool close to the city’s docks.
Twelve fire appliances and about 50 firefighters were called to the S Norton & Co site on Derby Road, Bootle on Saturday night (4th February) at 7pm after a pile of scrap metal caught fire.
Crews worked through the night to extinguish the flames and remained on the scene on Sunday to dampen down the site.
A spokesman for Merseyside Fire Service told the Liverpool Echo: “We received a call at 7pm alerting us to a fire at Norton scrapyard involving a pile of scrap metal. At one point, we had 12 pumps there.
“It’s too soon to say how the fire started.”
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in England and Wales.
If a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment is not carried out, the Responsible Person faces up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine.
The cause of the blaze is set to be investigated.