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Prescot garage blaze forces evacuations from 80 homes

Fire crew at the scene in Prescot, Merseyside
Image caption Fire crews say the cause of the blaze is to be investigated

More than 80 homes had to be evacuated as firefighters tried to tackle a large blaze at a garage and workshop in Merseyside.

At the height of the fire on Kemble Street Prescot, 14 pumps were deployed to the scene.

The fire broke out at 19:30 BST on Monday and crews remain at the scene where they are damping down and searching for any gas cylinders.

The fire service said an investigation would be carried out into the cause.

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