Wednesday 18 January 2017

Businesses evacuated as major fire breaks out at industrial estate

Published 01/12/2015 | 12:01

Credit: @DamienConway
Credit: @DamienConway

Emergency services are at the scene of a major fire at an industrial estate on the outskirts of Kilkenny city this morning.

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Ten units of the fire brigade rushed to the site and have been battling the blaze for over an hour and a half.

The blaze broke out shortly after 10am in Kilkenny Business Park.

Dark plumes of smoke could be seen across Kilkenny city this morning.

Reports suggest the fire began at a local civil defense unit and spread to surrounding units in the business park.

Neighbouring businesses have been evacuated as the roof of the building on fire has collapsed.

Credit: @DamienConway
Credit: @DamienConway
Credit: @DamienConway

Fire services have reported that they have succeeded in getting the blaze under control and eight units remain at the scene.

No injuries have been reported.

Credit: @DamienConway
Credit: @DamienConway

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