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Dublin: 10 °C Friday 28 November, 2014

Fire units to remain at Ballymount industrial estate fire for a number of days

Dublin Fire Brigade state that the fire has been brought under control.

Fire crew at scene of fire in Ballymount.
Fire crew at scene of fire in Ballymount.
Image: laura hutton/Photocall

Updated 8.15am

FOUR UNITS OF the Dublin Fire Brigade are still in attendance this morning at a fire that broke at the Oxigen plant in west Dublin over the weekend.

An incident command unit is also on the scene this morning, but the fire is under control.

Dublin Fire Brigade told TheJournal.ie that they will be on the scene for “at least” the next day or two.

Major traffic delays

They warned that there will be major traffic delays in and around the scene as traffic restrictions are put in place, so motorists should take an alternate route where possible.

Gardaí say the following diversions are in place:

  • Ballymount Road closed with only local access into Merrywell Industrial Estate.
  • Ballymount Avenue closed with only local access into Merrywell Industrial Estate.
  • Access into Merrywell Industrial Estate from Turnpike Road only
  • Local Access only on Ballymount Road for Panda, Galco, Kelkin Fastway, up Turnpike Road only.

Yesterday, despite the smoke subsiding, both the EPA and gardaí said the advice to householders in the area warned people in the affected area to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed.

The fire broke out at 3.12am on Saturday morning. Householders nearby reported hearing “little explosions” in the early hours of yesterday morning as the blaze spread.

Originally published 7.21am

Related: Ballymount industrial estate fire could burn for rest of weekend

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