FIREFIGHTERS spent more than hour tackling a blaze which broke out in a pub outbuilding this afternoon.

Fire crews were called to The Golden Lion on Church Road, Rainford, today, with three engines in attendance.

An outbuilding was found to be on fire. 

A Merseyside Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "We were alerted at 3.39pm and on scene at 3.47pm. Three engines attended.

"On arrival, crews found a pub outbuilding - 15m by 10m - on fire.

"Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used a main jet and two hose reels to tackle the fire.

"Crews left the scene at 4.59pm.”