The Liverpool Echo has the article on its website – see link below
That a campfire would even be lit in the first place in these lovely pinewoods beggars belief. That it would be left to cause this damage is criminal damage to an important eco-system.
A large wooden barn behind a bungalow off Maghull’s Park Lane was well alight around 4.30pm today.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue were in attendance but I think they were having difficulty with the neatest fire hydrant and were having to run their hoses to one some distance away
I first saw the thick black smoke whilst cycling a couple of miles away in Aughton and realised that the fire must be in Maghull. The smell of burning in Millbank Lane was strong indeed.
Hope all are OK.
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