Appeal for information following fire on Walton Road
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Emergency services were called at around 5.20am this morning (Friday 26 March) following reports of a fire at an address on Walton Road.
Nobody was present at the address at the time of the incident.
It is unknown how the fire started and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.
Residents in the area have been evacuated and no injuries have been reported.
Road closures are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Detective Sergeant Samantha Davies said: “We are in the early stages of an investigation into how the fire was started.
“Thankfully nobody was hurt during the incident and MFRS extinguished the blaze, but this incident will have had a significant impact on local residents and businesses.
“I would ask anyone who was in the Walton Road area in the early hours of this morning who may have any information on this to come forward as any information you hold could be vital to our investigation.”
Anyone in the area with information about the incident, CCTV or dashcam footage can contact us on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 21000191977 .
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.