Dublin Fire Brigade battle HUGE blaze at metal recycling centre10th Jan 18 | News
“Avoid the area”
Dublin Fire Brigade are battling a huge blaze at a metal recycling plant in north Dublin this morning.
Eight fire units, including an aerial ladder and a foam unit are attending the scene of the blaze at Sandyhills, near Dublin Airport.
The fire broke out at approximately 9.30am this morning at the family run St. Margaret’s recycling centre.
Emergency services received an increased water supply from Fingal County Council to help bring tackle the fire.
Dublin Fire Brigade have been updating their followers on the situation on their Twitter account and have advised people nearby to close all windows and doors to avoid smoke inhalation and people with breathing difficulties should avoid the area.
Residents downwind or close to the St Margarets fire should close their windows to prevent smoke entering your home. Avoid the area, especially those with any breathing issues. pic.twitter.com/EVdKJYSZdX— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) January 10, 2018
Firefighting operations are continuing at the vehicle recycling centre in St Margarets. Our aerial drone unit is now on scene to help direct firefighting resources. This will be done with close liaison with the @IAApress pic.twitter.com/DyFENgPPGO— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) January 10, 2018
With concern that the fire would affect flights departing and arriving into the capital, Dublin Airport assured passengers that the blaze was not on the grounds of the airport and was not affecting flights.
There is a fire in St Margaret's near the airport. The fire is not on the airport campus and the smoke is not having an impact on airport operations. pic.twitter.com/xBxZuzqmVV— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) January 10, 2018
It’s not yet known what caused the fire and there is no reports of casualties.