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Echo Arena thanks emergency services after vehicle park fire

13 January 2018

A devastating fire has destroyed around 1,400 vehicles in a multi-story auto park next to Liverpool's Echo Arena.

"We believe that all vehicles parked in the auto park have been destroyed and advise owners to contact their insurance companies".

The horses were moved to safety inside the arena.

The fire was accidental but questions have been raised over whether a sprinkler system would have extinguished, or at least slowed-down the impact of the fire.

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A total of 1,305 vehicles were in the auto park prior to the fire breaking out.

Emergency Services are advising anyone affected by the fire at Liverpool Echo Arena auto park to direct any vehicle enquiries to their insurance companies (quoting reference number 650 of December 31) and not to call the emergency services.

No-one was seriously injured in the fire, said Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Nina Barbour, president of Liverpool Horse Show, said: "I would like to express my vast thanks and gratitude to the emergency services, the Echo Arena staff, riders, grooms and support staff, the general public and the City of Liverpool following Sunday night's events. The speed at which the fire spreads means you simply aren't going to put it out", said Stephens. The blaze started Sunday afternoon.

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A WREXHAM couple were told they would not be getting their auto back after a major fire engulfed a multi-storey parking facility. "We would also like to thank the people who kindly provided transport for customers to enable them to travel home, as well as Liverpool City Council for establishing a relief centre for those needing shelter".

Sue, who helped raise the alarm to ensure horses could be safely evacuated, told the BBC: "It looked like a ball of fire on the front of the vehicle and it was producing a lot of smoke. All people and horses are safe and secure, and I thank spectators, riders and support teams for their understanding and co-operation during what was a hard situation", the show's president, Nina Barbour, said on Facebook.

"It looked like a ball of fire on the front of the vehicle and it was producing a lot of smoke", she said.

The fire reached temperatures of 1000 degrees C, and required 12 fire engines from neighbouring departments to bring it under control. "I saw one vehicle on fire but it was clear it was ferocious and spreading".

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Echo Arena thanks emergency services after vehicle park fire