Fire crews tackle blaze at recycling plant in Dublin

Fire crews tackle blaze at recycling plant in Dublin

A massive fire has broken out in a recycling plant beside Dublin Airport.

Eight fire units, including an aerial ladder and a foam unit attended the incident.

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

They said: "There is a fire in St Margaret's near the airport".

Eight units of the fire brigade attended the blaze at the scrapyard in St Margaret's, close to Swords and Dublin airport, on Wednesday morning. It is understood the plant is a family run business that recycles end-of-life cars and scrap metal.

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DFB officials said on late Wednesday afternoon that the fire has been brought under control though some of the fire engines have to be kept on the fire site to dampen down the hot pots.

DFB has advised people living in the area to close their windows to prevent smoke blowing into their homes and also urged people, particularly anyone with breathing issues, to avoid the area.

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

Photos from the scene show a large plume of smoke, and an aerial drone is being deployed to assist with the operation.

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