Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Blaze destroys 1,400 cars in Liverpool England parking garage

Cars were left a pile of molten metal in a Liverpool parking garage for the New Year's Eve celebration. Well, this wasn't part of the celebration obviously, but somehow a fire started that spread like wild fire to turn into a raging inferno.

Here's a video report of what happened in Liverpool from Youtube:

Cars burning that hot burned holes in the cement floors and potentially caused severe damage to support columns that hold the very building in place. No one was injured in the inferno, but it caused damage in the area of over $1M US dollars and the complex may have to be torn down.

From Reuters:

All the estimated 1,400 vehicles in the parking garage, which has 1,600 spaces, were destroyed, Merseyside Police said.Firefighters said an accidental fire within a vehicle caused other cars to ignite.Many of those affected had been visiting the city for an international horse show in the adjacent Liverpool Echo Arena and were left stranded on New Year’s Eve. Liverpool City Council opened a reception center for those unable to get home.“Liverpool Arena car park fire - thanks to all of our partners, joint working at its best - a significant fire with no loss of life, shelter provided, transport made available, medical assistance and dedicated emergency services,” Merseyside Police said on its Twitter feed.

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