Fire control teams have been busy trying to quell a huge fire at Seaforth Docks that started last night.

The sky over Liverpool docks seen from Hightown/Crosby sand dunes – full of thick billowing smoke.

NB. The photos were taken with a super-zoom camera, @ max 50 x  zoom from tall sand dunes between Hightown and Crosby. The extended depth of field presented, via the lens when focused over large areas, can appear to bring objects closer together. This is comparable to shots when an aircraft is passing the moon and both seem to be in focus, so appear very close together.

Tonight, plumes of smoke greeted ships that entered the Mersey estuary.

Stay out of the smoke! 

Advice being given … Anyone with health concerns about the smoke’s bearing on their health, should contact the NHS 111 service or a local GP.

Pat Regan ©


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