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Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire photos released 05 Jan 2018 18:16 #5572

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Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire photos released
2 January 2018

Photos taken in the aftermath of a huge fire which gutted a car park, destroying about 1,300 vehicles, have been released.

The multi-storey in King's Dock, Liverpool, suffered extensive damage when it was engulfed by the 1,000C blaze on Sunday.
Operator ACC Liverpool said the majority of vehicles inside the car park, next to the city's Echo Arena, had been completely destroyed.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson suggested the blaze could have been contained if recent fire service budget cuts had not been imposed.
He also told the BBC that while the car park was not in danger of collapse, it was unlikely it could be saved.

Pulling it down would be difficult with so many vehicles still inside, Mr Anderson added.

The arena had been hosting the Liverpool International Horse Show at the time, and hundreds of people were stranded overnight on New Year's Eve because of the fire.

No-one was seriously injured, Merseyside Fire Service said.

Joe Anderson tweeted that if it weren't for budget cuts the fire could have been contained
Insurance companies have said they will expedite claims from those who lost vehicles in the blaze.

The Association of British Insurers said drivers with comprehensive and third party insurance would be covered.

Spokesman Malcolm Tarling said insurers did not want to leave customers without transport and would "move very quickly" to make payments.
Admiral Group said it had received a number of claims and expects more as the day progresses.

It said it was hoping to settle claims as quickly as possible, and expected to make some payments to affected customers by the end of the working day.
In total, 12 fire engines were deployed to tackle the blaze, with crews from Greater Manchester and Lancashire assisting.
Mr Anderson tweeted that budget cuts meant fewer fire local crews were available.

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