Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a storage building near railway lines in Liverpool.

Explosions were heard after the fire broke out near Bank Hall station in Kirkdale at around 11pm last night.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service confirmed six fire engines were responding to the incident after it was reported to them at 10:51pm.

Nobody is thought to have been injured in the fire, and a spokesperson for the fire service also said there have been no requests for ambulances.

Trains on the Southport and Northern Line services have been disrupted, the Liverpool Echo reports .

A Merseyrail spokesperson said: "Due to a line side fire in the Sandhills/Bank Hall area, all services on the Southport Line are currently suspended.

"All Northern Line services are affected. More information will be released once available."

Several ECHO readers got in touch with pictures and videos, with some claiming they’d heard explosions.

One tweeted: "Heavy fire and explosions on Stanley Road."

Another added: "Looks massive. Have been hearing loud bangs since about 10:45."

A separate video shows how the blaze could be seen from as far as Everton, and some readers reported their houses had shaken.

One eyewitness told the ECHO: "Me and my family heard very very big bangs while we were in bed.

"We looked out the window and literally saw the fire from our window, we thought people might have been hurt in the fire so we drove down.

"There were a lot of people there watching as it spread, we got back into the car and there was a massive bang and explosion my mum had to swerve in the road because it was so loud, then metal parts and other pieces of rubble landed on the road from the fire."

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