Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire disrupts horse show

Horses at the Liverpool International Horse ShowImage copyright @imjamesforshaw
Image caption Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said some horses had been moved inside the arena

A fire has broken out in a car park next to the Liverpool Echo Arena during an international horse show.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson tweeted that everyone was safe and no animals had been hurt.

He said some horses that were on the first floor of the multi-storey car park had been moved inside the arena.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said 12 engines were at the scene and a number of vehicles were believed to be involved.

It said crews were at the scene at just before 17:00 GMT.

The Liverpool International Horse Show has been running at the arena since 28 December.

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