Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

Major blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

EMERGENCY services are tackling a huge blaze at St Margaret's recycling centre, near Dublin airport.

The fire services are working closely with the Irish Aviation Authority as they use drones to help direct their resources.

There was a large plume of smoke but an airport official says it's not having an effect on flights.

Another image showed a huge fire in a compound with many scrapped cars stacked on top of each other.

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 vehicle recycling plant which is located in the southwest of the airport.

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

The alarm was raised at about 9am and several hours later fire chiefs said small pockets of fire were still burning but the main blaze had been brought under control.

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

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

Dublin Airport have moved to reassure travelling passengers that the blaze will not impact any departures.

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