Liverpool

Speke flat fire: Ten rescued from apartments

Firefighters have rescued ten people from a blaze in a block of flats in Speke, Liverpool.

Five women, three men and two children were led to safety by Merseyside Fire Service from the fire at a three storey apartment block in Alderwood Avenue.

A first floor flat was damaged by the blaze and several other flats suffered severe smoke damage in the incident around 19:30 BST on Wednesday.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.

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