A fire has broken out at a 1,600-capacity car park next to Liverpool’s Echo Arena, and police say all vehicles have been destroyed.

Merseyside Police believe an accidental fire within a vehicle in the multi-storey car park caused other cars to ignite.

“We believe that all vehicles parked in the car park have been destroyed and advise owners to contact their insurance companies,” the force said in a statement.

No one has been seriously injured.

The huge blaze next to the Echo Arena, which is on the city’s waterfront, forced organisers to cancel the Liverpool International Horse Show.

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