Fire crews tackle blaze at recycling plant in Dublin

Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

Officials with Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) said no one was injured in the fire that ripped through a auto recycling plant located close to Dublin Airport on Wednesday morning and the damage caused by the fire as well as the cause of the fire are still under assessment and investigation. It is understood the plant is a family run business that recycles end-of-life cars and scrap metal.

The fire brigade tweeted: "We now have 8 units attending the St Margarets / Sandyhill fire near the airport including aerial ladder & foam unit".

There will be no impact on flights at Dublin Airport as a result of the fire, Dublin Live reports.

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

Firefighters are also getting increased water supply assistance from Fingal County Council.

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The AA said: "Emergency services dealing with a fire off St Margaret's Rd".

They said the fire has now been brought under control but some units are still working to dampen down any hot spots.

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

People with breathing issues were also urged to avoid the area.

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