People rescued from house after roof collapses onto them

Three people were evacuated from a house after the roof collapsed on top of them.

Emergency services rushed to Wavertree Vale in Wavertree following the collapse of a building. Crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended the property at 12.14pm after being called seven minutes before.

Fire crews arrived to find the roof and gable end of a double fronted detached property had collapsed into the first floor. Crews from two fire engines, a search and rescue team and a search and rescue dog unit attended the scene.

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Crews entered the building and completed a full search of the ground floor. Three people were found and evacuated. All three people are confirmed to be safe and well and the building has now been vacated.

A cordon has been set up by Merseyside Police and the gas and electrics to the building have been isolated. Images taken from the scene show a large police cordon that remains in place blocking access to Wavertree Vale. People have been asked to avoid the area.

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