EMERGENCY services were called to a fire at a railway tunnel in Birkenhead.

On Monday, August 1 at 2.51pm fire crews attended a blaze at a disused railway tunnel on Jackson Street, Birkenhead.

One fire engine attended and on arrival, crews found a large amount of rubbish on fire.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service said: “Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to Jackson Street, Birkenhead, on Monday 1st August.

“Crews were alerted at 2.51pm and on scene at 2.55pm. One fire engine attended.

“On arrival crews found a quantity of rubbish on fire in a disused railway tunnel.
“Firefighters used a high pressure hose reel to tackle the fire.

“Crews left the scene at 3.11pm.”

Merseyside Police also attended the scene on Jackson Street.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Earlier today officers discovered a Fire on Jackson Street, Birkenhead.

“Officers acted quickly by liaising with Merseyside Fire Service to have the fire extinguished before any further damage could be caused.”