On the hottest day so far of 2020, and with a clear blue sky, smoke from this incident could be seen as far away as Staffordshire, as well as all over the North-West region.
Trains from the North-East had to terminate at Earlestown Station rather than Liverpool due to the close proximity of the fire to the railway.
Smoke billowed over the local fire station.
An interesting line uip of Scanias headed by
MX67JUA from Warrington, DK57FKX from Wallasey and DK05HBP from Croxteth.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Daley and reproduced with permission.]
Another couple of shots of the incident.
[Copyright pictures ~ A. Daley and reproduced with permission.]
A couple of shots taken closer to the scene in the evening.