Wednesday 19 December 2018

'Please don't get distracted' - emergency services tackling raging fire at recycling plant

Emergency services are at the scene of the blaze
Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter
Emergency services are at the scene of the blaze Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

The emergency services are attending a large blaze at a recycling plant in Dublin.

Dublin Fire Brigade has confirmed that four fire engines, a water tanker and a foam tender are all at the scene of the fire in Greenogue in Rathcoole.

They said in a statement on Twitter that they received a 999 call alerting them to the fire shortly after midnight, it is not yet known if anyone was in the building when the fire broke out.

DFB has urged people to exercise caution if they're passing the scene.

They said: "Operations are continuing at the recycling centre fire in Greenogue, the smoke plume is visible from the Naas Rd, if you're heading to work shortly, please don't get distracted #Dublin #fire #Rathcoole #Newcastle."

DFB has said  that they have suppressed the fire on the periphery and six units are at the scene.

They noted that fire fighters are wearing breathing apparatus.

They have also advised people living near the fire to close their windows as  a precaution.

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