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Health advice for anyone concerned about weekend’s fire in neighbouring Kirkdale

Sefton Council is reminding anyone concerned they may be experiencing ill effects from the scrapyard fire, in Liverpool’s Kirkdale area, they should dial NHS 111 for advice.

During the fire, which broke out on Saturday night, people living in the vicinity were advised to keep windows and doors shut and keep medication for existing conditions close.

Location

A Sefton Council spokesperson said: “While the location of the site was not in Sefton, we appreciate that smoke and fumes do not respect borders and wanted to make sure that any of our residents concerned about the after-effects of the fire know where to find advice.”

At the height of the blaze, it was reported that 15 Mersey Fire & Rescue Service fire engines and three aerial appliances were in attendance.

Smoke could still be seen billowing from the Liverpool site on Sunday and local residents were being advised to continue keep windows and doors closed due to ‘poor’ air quality.

Extinguished

The spokesperson continued: “We understand that thanks to the weekend’s efforts by Mersey Fire & Rescue Service, the fire is now completely extinguished, which is good news and the agencies involved will be reviewing the incident.

“Anyone concerned about the after-effects of the fire should initially visit www.111.nhs.uk or if you do not have access to the internet call 111 for help and advice about their symptoms.”

Find out more about NHS 111.