A WIRRAL leisure centre was evacuated following a fire yesterday.

Firefighters were called to Europa Pools in Conway Street, Birkenhead at around 4.30pm. 

The fire is believed to have originated in foliage at the back of the leisure centre and spread to the roof of the building.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Wirral Globe:

Damage caused by yesterday's fire

Crews from Wallasey, Liverpool and Toxteth Community Fire Station attended the incident.

They used a combined platform ladder and angle grinder to remove parts of the roof.

The centre is closed today as the damage is assessed and while a joint investigation by police, Wirral Council and Merseyside Fire Service continues.

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More later.