UPDATE: 10:00am The cordon has been pulled back to the entrance of the building concerned so businesses in the area can open up. Fire crews continue to damp down the area and the cause of the fire is being investigated.
UPDATE: 7:48 am Crews are continuing to deal with the incident on site. Nearby residents are advised that they can now leave their properties. However they should continue to keep windows and doors closed. There has now been a partial lifting of road closures at Stanley Road and Bank Hall Road. However Redfern Street remains closed.
UPDATE: 12:38am Incident ongoing. Nearby residents are asked to remain indoors and keep windows and doors closed. Closures to some local roads are being put in place.
Original Story at 23:30pm
Fire crews are dealing with a fire this evening, Monday 30th April, involving a factory unit in Redfern Street, off Stanley Road, Bootle. Six fire engines are in attendance at the scene. Crews were alerted at 22:49pm and were on scene at 22.54pm. A spokesperson for MFRS said: "Firefighters arrived to find a fire at the rear of factory units at the site. Crews have been using two main branch jets to tackle the fire." Police are also in attendance at the scene. There is some disruption to local train services near to the site. The incident is still ongoing.
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