Fire engine in collision with car in Liverpool

Two people were injured when a fire engine collided with a car as it responded to reports of a blaze in Liverpool.

The crash happened at about 10:45 GMT at the junction of Parliament Street and Park Road.

A 40-year-old man and a firefighter were taken by ambulance to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

The engine had its blue lights in operation, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service confirmed.

The report of a fire near a warehouse turned out to be controlled burning in a scrapyard, a spokesman said.

The police have been informed of the incident, they added.

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