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Firefighters battle large blaze in north Dublin with smoke visible city wide

Four fire engines are at the scene just off the M50 at Ballymun.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE is “making progress” at the scene of a significant blaze in north Dublin, amid reports of a large plume of smoke visible across the capital.

The fire service confirmed earlier this afternoon that firefighters are battling a blaze off the M50 near Ballymun, and that around 40 scrap cars are alight.

Five fire engines and a water tanker initially attended the scene, before one engine was stood down.

It is not yet known how the fire started or how long the cars have been alight. Motorists travelling in the area are advised that smoke from the fire is affecting visibility. Those living in the area have also been urged to make sure their windows are closed to prevent smoke entering their homes. 

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