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St Helens blaze: No-one trapped in former paintball centre fire

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Image caption Fire crews were called to the blaze at about 17:00 BST

No-one was trapped in a "significant" fire at a former paintball centre, the fire service has said.

There had been fears two people were in the fire at the Special Ops Desert Storm on Borough Road, St Helens which broke out at about 17:00 BST on Monday.

Fire crews spent the night tackling the blaze which caused the roof of the building to collapse and the evacuation of Pilkington's factory nearby.

A large number of tyres ignited in the fire, the fire service said.

The spokesman added that six crews tackled the blaze at its height.

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