A house has been saved from a kitchen fire in Birkenhead.

The fire service was called around 1.35pm and had extinguished the fire 20 minutes later a spokeswoman said.

"We're just trying to access the ceiling void to make sure everything is extinguished.

The blaze was in the kitchen of the small single-level home.

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The spokeswoman said no persons were reported to be in the house at the time of the fire.