Firefighters are currently tackling a house blaze in upmarket Hillside this evening.

Two fire engines from Southport Fire Station rushed to the scene on Lynton Drive tonight just after 6.30pm following a panicked 999 call after a blaze broke out at a family home in the quiet area of Hillside.

Crews have closed off the road temporarily and are asking all traffic to avoid the area due to the road being blocked by fire engines.