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Major grain silo fire causes Port of Cork evacuation

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a major blaze at a grain storage depot which forced the Port of Cork to trigger its emergency response plan. The blaze erupted at a large depot for the storage of animal grain in Ringaskiddy shortly after 8am today. Plumes of smoke were visible over the deepwater port and up to 4km inland. Flames were also visible above the large silo involved.

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