Gas tower blaze still ongoing

Smoke bellowing out of the gas tower in Jackson Street
Smoke bellowing out of the gas tower in Jackson Street
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FIREFIGHTERS are still battling a blaze at a disused gas tower in St Helens.

Eight crews were called to the site off Jackson Street at around 3pm on Wednesday.

Police have closed Jackson Street in both directions.

The cause of the blaze is not known.

Members of the public alerted the fire service after seeing smoke plumes coming from the tower.