Enormous blaze threatens Dublin airport

Firefighters battle huge blaze beside Dublin airport

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

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

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at St Margaret's scrap metal recycling facility in north Dublin Wednesday, a site to the west of the airport's main terminals.

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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.

Aerial ladders, foam spray and additional water supplies from Fingal County Council were all used in the operation.

Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade are attending the scene as huge plumes of smoke can be seen coming from a garage surrounded by cars in the scrappage yard.

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Shortly after midday, firefighters had the blaze under control.

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

Residents living in the area were told to close their windows to prevent smoke entering their homes.

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Some passengers at Dublin airport earlier posted pictures of the smoke, with several expressing concern it would impact on their flights.

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