BREAKING: Major fire breaks out at city centre nightclub building – updates


BREAKING: Major fire breaks out at city centre nightclub building - updates

A major fire has broken out in a city centre nightclub building in the early hours of this morning.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) were called to Berry Street, Liverpool City Centre , at 4.44am today after reports a two storey building, which houses nightclub 53°, was alight.

The service sent 10 fire engines to the scene and road closures are in place on Berry Street from Duke Street to Renshaw Street.

There are not thought to be any injuries.

Businesses and residents living nearby are being urged to keep their windows and doors closed due to high volumes of smoke in the area.

Witnesses described “flames of around 10ft” bursting through the ceiling.

MFRS said: “On arrival crews found an area of more than 20 x 20 metres to be well alight.

“The incident has been sectorised with firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carrying out external firefighting using main jets and the aerial appliance being set up.”

Merseyside Police have tweeted urging people to avoid the area.

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