Wednesday 24 October 2018

VIDEO: Emergency services tackle major fire at north Dublin plant

Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade are attending a significant fire at a recycling plant in north Dublin.

The fire which broke out at St Margaret's recycling centre near Dublin airport is being tackled by a number of units in a bid to get it under control.

A thick plume of black smoke rose is visible for miles around.

Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade are fighting the fire, backed up by a water canon unit from the airport.

Tankers of water could also be seen arriving on the site.

Several bangs and explosions could be heard from the scene.

 

DFB have an aerial ladder and foam unit and are getting increased water supply assistance from Fingal County Council.

"Residents downwind or close to the St Margarets fire should close their windows to prevent smoke entering your home. Avoid the area, especially those with any breathing issues," the fire brigade has also said.

Gardaí have also warned motorists of heavy smoke in the surrounding areas.

Dublin Airport has advised that the smoke is not having an impact on flights.

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