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Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

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Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

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

A massive fire that ripped through a recycling and scrap metal facility near Dublin Airport has been brought under control.

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There are eight units at the scene of the St Margaret's/Sandyhill plant in the north of the capital.

Dublin Fire Brigade said: "Some units will be released from the scene shortly, however some will remain to dampen down any hot spots. The fire is not on the airport campus and the smoke is not having an impact on airport operations".

The fire brigade said it was getting an increased water supply from Fingal County Council to assist the work of firefighters.

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

Dublin Fire Brigade said eight crews had been deployed to the site and it was co-ordinating with the Irish Aviation Authority as it was using a drone to help direct resources.

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

The cause of the fire is not known at the moment, said local media quoting firefighters, adding that an investigation will be carried out as soon as the fire is put out.

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

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