Statement from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service regarding New Ferry incident

26th March 2017

Emergency services are currently attending a major incident at the junction of Boundary Road and Circular Drive, New Ferry, Wirral.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 9.14pm on Saturday, March 25 to reports of a suspected gas explosion. Crews were alerted one minute later and were on scene at 9.21pm.

Eight fire engines are currently at the scene.

Several buildings have collapsed as the result of the explosion.

A number of casualties have been taken to Arrowe Park Hospital, Countess of Chester Hospital and Aintree Hospital.

Firefighters are currently liaising with Merseyside Police, North West Ambulance Service, National Grid and Wirral Council to clear debris and make the scene safe.

Police officers are also going house to house in the local area offering advice and reassurance to local residents.

New Chester Road, Pool Bank, Circular Drive, Primrose Hill and New Ferry Road are currently closed.

The incident is ongoing.

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