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One of Cityjet's airplanes was in the hangar that went on fire at Dublin Airport

Flights have resumed this morning after an earlier suspension of operations.

Updated 10.52am

FLIGHTS HAVE RESUMED at Dublin Airport after being temporarily suspended due to a fire on the roof of a hangar earlier this morning.

The alarm was raised at around 7:15am at Eirtech Hangar 3.

The fire has now been contained and the airport advised that the blaze occurred in a restricted area where there are no passengers.

No injuries were reported.

Cityjet confirmed that one of its aircrafts was in the hangar at the time of the fire. No damage to the airplane has been reported.

In a statement, Dublin Airport said: “The fire is in a hangar in a restricted area of the airport, which is separate from the passenger facilities.”

Eirtech aviation, the owner of hangar 3, where the fire broke out stated, “The fire is limited to a section of roofing and the Dublin Airport Fire Brigade is on site managing the situation.

“We understand from the emergency services that the fire has been contained.

We are working closely with the authorities at Dublin Airport and apologise to all passengers for the disruption caused as a result of the fire.

Siobhan O’Donnell from the daa  told RTÉs Morning Ireland, “All our emergency services are at the scene and dealing with the incident.

We understand that the fire was in the roof area of the hangar, it was contained on one side and then our emergency services worked on the other and it has since been contained.

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O’Donnell added, “We understand there are two aircrafts in there, two whisper jets as they’re called.

“Hangars are used routinely for maintenance, an aircraft will be brought in for an overhaul and inspections.

“We understand that the aircrafts are okay but of course they will be subject to rigorous inspections and testing.”

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Four fire engines from Finglas, Kilbarrack, Balbriggan and Swords attended the scene.

The Airport fire crew also dealt with the blaze.

While flight operations have resumed, Dublin Airport says that knock-on delays are expected and are advising passengers to check with their airline for flight information.

There are no reports of any injuries and a spokesperson for Dublin Airport said that all people are accounted for.

First published 7.50am

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