Monday 27 February 2017

Businesses evacuated as major fire breaks out at industrial estate

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

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.

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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