Fire crews need crane to cut down 20ft felt after high winds dislodge pub roof

Firefighters were called to incident involving loose material on the roof of  The Willow Grove building on Lord Street in Southport just before 1pm on Tuesday, November 22.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 12.51pm and crews were alerted at 12.53pm. They were on scene at 12.58pm.

Two fire engines attended the incident, which involved a large piece of felt roofing, approximately six metres square, hanging from the roof of a building.

Firefighters used a combined platform ladder and cutting gear to reduce the size of the loose material and made the roof area safe.

The building was evacuated and the road was cordoned off.

Merseyside Police and building officers from Sefton Council were also in attendance.

Firefighters remained at the scene for around two hours and 20 minutes.

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