Major fire at auto recycling plant brought under control

Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

Major blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

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

A large fire at a auto recycling plant in north Dublin has been brough under control, Dublin fire Brigade said.

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

Eight fire units including an aerial ladder and a foam tender participated in the fire fight, said DFB officials, adding that a drone unit was also employed on the scene to help guide the fire fighting.

The blaze at a recycling plant near St Margaret's has now been brought under control.

The fire brigade had to source an increased water supply from the county council to tackle the inferno.

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

The huge plumes of smoke billowing over the fire site have not affected the operations of the airport, said airport authorities.

Residents in the surrounding area are being warned to keep their windows closed.

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

No delays have been reported and a spokeswoman for Dublin Airport confirmed the fire was not on the airport's grounds.

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