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Reclaimed wood on fire in St Helens field

Fire in Sutton
Image caption The fire broke out early on Monday morning

About 25 firefighters are tackling a blaze involving reclaimed timber at a field in St Helens.

Fire crews were called to the former Hays Chemicals site on Lancots Lane in Sutton at about 0530 BST.

Two large stacks of wood, about 40m (131ft) wide by 8m (26ft) high, were said to be well alight.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said the road was closed on Monday morning but it has since reopened. Nearby properties have not been affected.

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