Large grass fire breaks out at a Wallasey park for the second night in a row


A large fire broke out at a park in Wallasey Park for the second night in a row on Monday night.

Residents were asked to close all doors and windows by the fire service to avoid drifting smoke.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “Our crews are in attendance at a large grass and gorse fire at Harrison Drive in Wallasey.

“Residents in nearby properties are asked to avoid drifting smoke and close doors and windows.”

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Pictures on social media showed police three fire engines on scene as firefighters used beaters to put out the blaze.

A large area of scorched grass has been left after the fire was extinguished.

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On Sunday night another fire broke out in the same area and residents sent us video as the flames took hold.

Recent hot weather has contributed to the fires as the areas are very dry due to lack of rain and high temperatures.

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