Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire disrupts horse show

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Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said some horses had been moved inside the arena

A fire has broken out in a car park next to the Liverpool Echo Arena during an international horse show.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson tweeted that everyone was safe and no animals had been hurt.

He said some horses that were on the first floor of the multi-storey car park had been moved inside the arena.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said 12 engines were at the scene. Merseyside Police said a number of vehicles were on fire.

It said crews were at the scene at just before 17:00 GMT.

The Liverpool International Horse Show has been running at the arena since 28 December.

On the show’s Facebook page, organisers said they would be making a decision on whether the evening’s show would continue, adding that “all people and horses are safe and secure”.

Merseyside Police warned people to stay away from the area, adding that travel restrictions were in place.

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