Breaking: Major fire at the “Desert Storm” paintball centre in St Helens near Liverpool

A Major fire at the “Desert Storm” paintball centre in St Helen near Liverpool has put Buses and trains on divert with two people also being unaccounted for. There are report of a large explosion with person reported to be in the building. Resident are being asked to avoid the following areas: Borough Road and Prescot Road whilst fire crews attempt to tackle and bring the fire under control.

Resident in the area of the incident are being asked to keep windows closed. Reports of a number of Large explosions coming from the area. Merseyside Fire and Rescue have said that they have sent six fire appliances to the scene and forty firefighter personnel are dealing with a well developed incident. The spokesman went on to say that two persons are currently unaccounted for The services said they were called at just before 5pm on Monday afternoon when crews arrive a building 30 meters by 20 meters was well alight

Add images by Andrew Thompson

More to Follow

More from UK News in Pictures: