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Friday 19 October 2018

Major fire at north Dublin plant brought under control

Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade are attending a significant fire at a recycling plant in north Dublin (Image: DFB)
Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade are attending a significant fire at a recycling plant in north Dublin (Image: DFB)
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

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.

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.

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