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Firefighters tackle blaze at storage factory in Waterford

Eight fire units and five garda units are at the scene at Belview Port in Waterford.

Fire unit (file photo)
Fire unit (file photo)
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

EIGHT FIRE UNITS are dealing with a fire at Belview Port in Waterford today. An ambulance and five garda units are also at the scene.

The fire broke out at a storage factory this morning on the Belview Link Road on the N29. According to gardai, everyone has been evacuated from the area and 200 metres around the factory site has been cordoned off  ”purely for safety reasons”.

The gardai confirmed that there are a  number of diesel tanks on the factory site and these have gone up in flames, which is the emergency units primary concern.

Fire units and emergency services are still at the scene, but Waterford city gardaí state that the port and port road is still in operation.

No one has been injured during the incident.

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