Sunday 15 September 2019

Recycling plant blaze, gorse fire and burnt out buses - busy night for Dublin Fire Brigade

Blessington Road fire Credit: DFB
Blessington Road fire Credit: DFB
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Six units of the Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a large fire at an industrial estate in north Dublin last night.

It is understood the firefighters were called to the scene at the Panda Waste Recycling plant on Cappagh Road shortly before 11pm last night.

Rubbish and waste material helped fuel the raging fire as members of the DFB fought to quench the flames.

There were no reported injuries but Cappagh Road was closed at Kilshane Way and diversions were in place while the incident was ongoing.

Earlier in the evening, five units and a water tanker were called out to a serious gorse fire in the Dublin Mountains.

The team receieved a number of emergency calls from members of the public to attend to the blaze near Barnacullia on Three Rock Mountain.

In the midst of the fire fighting, two units from Dolphins Barn and Rathfarnham were called to a scene on Blessington Road.

Two unoccupied buses on fire were attended to - and no injuries were reported.

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