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Horses evacuated after fire breaks out

  • The Liverpool International Horse Show was being held at the arena on Sunday 
  • The arena had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in a car park next to it 
  • Fire crews are tackling the blaze, which is thought to involve a number of vehicles 

Horses were evacuated from an equestrian show after a fire broke out in a multi-storey car park next to Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

The Liverpool International Horse Show was being held at the arena in the city centre on Sunday.

But the building had to be evacuated after a fire involving a number of vehicles was reported shortly after 4.30pm.

Horses were evacuated from an equestrian show after a fire broke out in a multi-storey car park next to Liverpool’s Echo Arena (pictured, the area outside)

Those attending the event shared posts online saying the show had been cancelled. 

Lauren Elizabeth Addinall shared pictures showing the evacuation of the horses, adding that it was due to ‘cars blowing up.’

But she added that all of the animals were taken out of the building safely.

‘Absolute nightmare being a fire or something everyone evacuated even horses,’ she wrote. ‘We can’t get in anywhere!’ 

The Liverpool International Horse Show was being held at the arena on Sunday

The Liverpool International Horse Show was being held at the arena on Sunday

Those attending the event shared posts online saying the show had been cancelled

Those attending the event shared posts online saying the show had been cancelled

Jo Whitlock added: ‘Sad end to an amazing day at #LiverpoolInternationalHorseShowhope everyone is safe. Taxi home for us.’

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to the car park at Kings Dock at 4.42pm and crews were on the scene at 4.50pm.   

‘Six fire engines are in attendance and crews, wearing breathing apparatus, are tackling the fire using a 52 mil hose,’ the fire service said in a statement.

‘The fire is believed to involve a number of vehicles.’

More to follow. 

 



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