Live updates as huge fire sends plumes of smoke across Merseyside

A huge fire has broken out at an industrial estate sending plumes of smoke billowing across the city.

The fire started on Regent Road in Kirkdale, shortly after 3.30pm on Saturday.

On arrival fire crews found around 100 tonnes of rubbish up in flames.

Five fire engines and an aerial appliance are currently at the scene as crews try to tackle the blaze.

Pictures shared on social media showed the sky filling with smoke across different parts of the region this afternoon.

Posting on Twitter one person wrote: “There is a massive fire on the Liverpool docks. The sky in Bootle is black with smoke.”

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