Major fire at vehicle recycling plant brought under control

Dublin Fire Brigade is at the scene of the blaze

Dublin Fire Brigade is at the scene of the blaze

A massive fire that ripped through a recycling and scrap metal facility near Dublin Airport has been brought under control.

The plume of smoke billowing from the scrap metal plant and vehicle breakers' yard could be seen for miles around.

Dublin Airport management has said the fire is not having an effect on flights.

This was being done with close liaison with the Irish Aviation Authority.

The fire brigade had to source an increased water supply from the county council to tackle the inferno.

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Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade are attending the scene as huge plumes of smoke can be seen coming from a garage surrounded by cars in the scrappage yard.

It has taken firefighters at least eight hours to fully distinguish the fire which reportedly started at about 9:00 a.m. local time in a family-run auto recycling plant which is located in the southwest of the airport.

There were eight fire brigade units and a turntable ladder at the scene and Dublin Fire Brigade said its aerial drone unit was also on the scene to help direct firefighting resources.

"We would still advise any residents in the surrounding area to keep their windows closed".

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