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Firefighters battle giant blaze at Dublin metal plant

Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport Major blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport
Melinda Barton | 12 January, 2018, 17:32

Dublin Fire Brigade are now tackling an enormous blaze at a recycling plant beside Dublin Airport.

Meanwhile, Dublin Airport released a statement after many customers began to worry about their flights.

No casualties were reported after a huge fire broke out near the airport in the Irish capital city of Dublin on Wednesday, said local authorities.

Eight units are dealing with the blaze off the Ballymun Road in St Margaret's.

DFB said it also has its aerial drone unit at the scene to "help direct firefighting resources", and a fire officer said he expects the blaze to be brought under control shortly.

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

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.

Photographs posted on the Twitter account showed a large plume of smoke from the blaze blowing across open fields.

An aerial ladder, a foam unit are there and they have also confirmed that they are getting increased water supply assistance.

"Avoid the area, especially those with any breathing issues".