College Street closed by grid blaze

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COLLEGE Street was closed this afternoon (Wednesday) following a fire.

A police spokesman confirmed that officers were helping to manage traffic issues following an electrical fire in a grid on the road - near the police station.

The fire broke out shortly after 3pm and firefighters were still on the scene an hour later trying to extinguish the flames.

St Helens police station remained fully operational and the incident has not affected any day to day business.

However, a small number of surrounding buildings were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

Motorists are advised to avoid College Street while the incident remains ongoing.

No-one has been injured and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.