Major fire at north Dublin plant brought under control
A major blaze at a north Dublin recycling plant has been brought under control.
Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) attended the significant fire at St Margaret's recycling centre near Dublin this morning.
The fire caused a thick plume of black smoke which was visible for miles around, leading to continued warnings for residents in the area to stay indoors.
DFB were backed up by a water canon unit from the airport, and a water tanker was also brought on site.
The fire in St Margarets is now under control. Some units will be released from the scene shortly, however some will remain to dampen down any hot spots. We would still advise any residents in the surrounding area to keep their windows closed. #Dublin #Fire pic.twitter.com/b8sTY9Xd23— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) January 10, 2018
Some units will be released from the scene shortly, however some will remain to dampen down any hot spots, DFB said.
Several bangs and explosions could be heard from the scene as the fire raged.
Dublin Airport has advised that the smoke is not having an impact on flights.