Friday 20 July 2018

Roads closed and school evacuated due to large fire at fish factory

Sean Nolan

A national school has been evacuated and roads have been closed in Cork due a fire at a fish factory.

The fire is reported to have broken out at approximately 11am and a nearby national school has been evacuated as a safety precaution.

A number of nearby homes have also been evacuated as a safety precaution.

The AA are reporting that the N71 near Baltimore is closed in both directions because smoke from the fire is affecting visibility.

The road is expected to remain closed until later this evening with local diversions in place.

Emergency services are at the scene, with units from Skibbereen and Clonakilty in attendance.

Cork County Fire Service have said that the blaze is now under control.

Gardai have confirmed to Independent.ie that there have been no reports of any injuries.

More to follow...

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