UPDATE FIRE CROWLAND STREET SOUTHPORT April 27th, 2013 steve c Latest News Shares Comments Crowland Street, Southport Firefighters have brought a fire in a yard involving plastic bales under control. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 7.50pm on Saturday, April 27, to Crowland Street, Southport. By just after midnight on Sunday morning, April 28, the incident was being scaled down. Four appliances were expected to remain on scene during the night. A mechanical digger was used on the scene to remove material not involved in the fire to reduce the flames spreading. People living near the fire were advised to keep windows and doors shut as a precaution. By 9.10pm two main hoses were being used to tackle the fire involving the plastic bales. The two main hoses were still in use tackling the fire at 9.54pm. Ground monitors, which are hoses that can be set up on the floor to supply constant water onto a particular point, were also used to tackle the fire and prevent any further spread. Although there was smoke produced by the fire, by 10.50pm the smoke plume was not affecting properties. The area where the fire was based measured around 150 metres by 100 metres. There are no reports of any injuries or anyone trapped. Firefighters who arrived first on scene requested more appliances to provide enough people for the work and for breathing apparatus operations at the scene. Ten appliances were sent to the scene. by steve c Related Comments comments!