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Family Business

Drogheda fire: Fourth teenager arrested over blaze that destroyed factory

The Dawn paper facility in the Co Louth town was destroyed by the fire on Saturday night.

Updated at 4pm

A FOURTH TEENAGER has been arrested by gardaí as the investigation into a fire that destroyed a paper factory in Drogheda, Co Louth, continues.

A male in his mid-teens was arrested this morning in the Drogheda area and is being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The boy is the sole person currently in custody, with the first three teenagers arrested having all now been released without charge.

The Dawn Paper factory, in the Donore industrial estate in the town, is a family-run business that has been in place for the last 27 years. It employs 22 people.

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A number of units from the Louth and Meath Fire Services worked through the night on Sunday morning to bring the blaze under control.

There were no reports on any injuries.

The McEntaggart family, owners of the business, told RTE in a statement that they have been through some difficult times and will overcome this unfortunate incident.

Read: Second teenager arrested in relation to paper factory fire

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