Major fire forces evacuation of Liverpool International Horse Show

The Liverpool International Horse Show was cancelled after a fire broke out in a nearby car park

The New Year's Eve fire that destroyed as many as 1,400 cars in a multi-storey vehicle park next to Liverpool's Echo Arena could end up costing insurers £2m at the very least, City A.M. understands.

The city council opened an emergency relief centre in a local gym to accommodate those without transport and also residents of a nearby block of flats which had to be evacuated due to danger from smoke.

Chief Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Officer Dan Stephens said tightened budgets meant large fires presented huge challenges.

'Six fire engines are in attendance and crews, wearing breathing apparatus, are tackling the fire using a 52 mil hose, ' the fire service said in a statement.

Stuart, who jointly runs a livery yard, explained: "We arrived early and went to a little restaurant for tea".

Mrs Wright said the cars were "just popping every couple of seconds".

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"People were saying that they would just wait and get their cars back".

The auto park's lowest floor was being used as stables and as soon as she saw an old Land Rover on level three with its engine on fire she began helping the horses to safety. One expert said the rules that exempted vehicle parks from having sprinkers were based on 50-year-old research. We were told all the cars were destroyed. "I think that's a very good outcome indeed".

Similarly, authorities have advised affected vehicle owners to contact their insurers and cite "incident number 650" of December 31. Officials set up an emergency shelter to help the many people who could not get home because their cars had been burned.

Former Liverpool and England worldwide footballer Mark Wright and his wife, Sue, who were visiting the horse show, were forced to abandon their vehicle and fled along with the six children who were with them.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson took to Twitter to express his gratitude to the community for their offers of assistance.

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