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All vehicles in Liverpool car park destroyed in flames on New Year’s eve

A blaze has destroyed every vehicle left in a 1,600-capacity car park serving the British city of Liverpool’s indoor arena, police said Monday.

The Liverpool International Horse Show, taking place in the northwest English city’s neighbouring 11,000-seater arena, was cancelled due to the fire, which broke out after dark on Sunday.

Nobody has been seriously injured in the blaze, the local Merseyside Police said, while all horses are accounted for.

“Initial investigations indicate that an accidental fire within a vehicle caused other cars to ignite,” the force said.
Police said all cars inside the multi-storey Kings Dock car park, which has a capacity of 1,600 vehicles, had been destroyed, and owners should contact their insurance companies.

An international horse show that had been scheduled to take place at the Liverpool Echo Arena, next to the car park, was cancelled. Organisers said all people and horses involved were safe.

The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said initial investigations indicated that an accidental fire within one vehicle had caused others to ignite.

Firefighters equipped with breathing equipment were still fighting the blaze six hours after they were called to the scene.

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