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Aintree warehouse fire causes '800ft smoke plume'

Warehouse fire Image copyright Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The roof of the building has collapsed, said the fire service

A major blaze at a warehouse full of paper has destroyed the building's roof, Merseyside Fire Service said.

The fire at the industrial unit on Long Lane, Aintree, began at about 15:00 GMT and caused a 800ft (245m) plume of smoke.

Firefighters are trying to stop the fire spreading to surrounding buildings, said the fire service.

It added there have been no reports of any injuries. Long Lane has been closed in both directions.

Image copyright Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption Firefighters are trying to stop the fire spreading to surrounding buildings

There were 12 fire engines tackling the fire at its height and the fire is expected to continue for some time, said the fire service.

It added there was a "significant" smoke plume and residents should keep windows and doors closed.

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