Dramatic video shows Bidston Hill burning as bush fire breaks out

This dramatic video shows Bidston Hill burning earlier this evening as firefighters battle to put out the blaze.

Phil Birkhill recorded the footage at around 9:34pm on Friday as the flames spread.

Reports on social media suggest that plumes of smoke can still be seen through Friday night and firefighters confirmed that they have been battling the fires on and off all day.

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On Wednesday Merseyside fire and rescue service attended another bush fire.

Merseyside fire and rescue service at the time said: “Crews were called at 3.03pm, alerted at 3.04pm and on scene at 3.07pm on Wednesday.

“Two engines are attended the scene, where crews used one main jet and one high pressure hose reel to tackle the fire.”

Recent hot weather has made areas like Bidston Hill very dry as daytime temperatures reach nearly 30C across the region.

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