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Emergency services at the scene of a fire in Wicklow

Black smoke has been seen bellowing over the town.

THERE ARE REPORTS of a large fire breaking out Wicklow Town this afternoon.

East Coast FM radio station reports that the fire broke out at a derelict factory at the Murrough area of the town.

DRqTwS8X4AImjv5 The fire in Wicklow Town this afternoon. Source: @dunner19

One local resident told TheJournal.ie that fire engines are at the scene “coming from as far as Arklow to deal with it”.

“Lots of black smoke can be seen from the motorway,” they added.

25550285_10216134509622519_5105711237198969819_n Fire in Wicklow Source: Wayne Langenhouw

Emergency services are at the scene and people are being urged to avoid the area.

In a separate incident, emergency services are at the scene of a car on fire at Cherrywood business park.

It’s understood the fire is causing some visibility issues for drivers, who are urged to take care.

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