Firefighters are checking for people inside a block of flats that is engulfed in flames. Firefighters had to force entry into the building and are using hoses inside the Liverpool building to fight the flames. Road closures are in place along Breck Road and Belmont Road while emergency services remain on the scene.
North West Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police are present at the scene, along with six fire engines and an aerial appliance after being called at 8:20pm Monday evening, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of the building in videos captured at the scene, as emergency services gather inside the cordon.
A spokesperson from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire crews have been called to a flat fire on Breck Road, Anfield, Liverpool this evening. Crews were alerted at 8.20pm and on scene at 8.23pm.
“Six fire engines and an aerial appliance are in attendance. Crews arrived to find a three storey property with a shop on the ground floor and flats on the first and second floors involved in fire.
“The incident has been divided into sectors.
“Fire crews have forced entry to the building and are checking the ground floor for fire spread and occupants.
“Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are fighting the fire with hose reel jets. North West Ambulance and Merseyside Police are in attendance.
“Road closures are in place. Please avoid the area. Local businesses and residents should keep doors and windows closed.
“If you have an existing medical condition, keep medicines near.
“If any ill effects are experienced dial NHS 111 for advice. The incident is ongoing.”