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This fire at a Waterford industrial estate took almost 24 hours to put out

One of the buildings in Portlaw was full of hay bales which burned through the night.

portlaw fire Source: Facebook/Ted Barrett

AT LEAST FIVE units of Waterford fire service spent almost 24 hours fighting a fire in Portlaw which began on Sunday night.

The fire happened in an industrial estate and spread to a number of different buildings over the course of the blaze which was extinguished the next evening.

The industrial estate is the same site where a sophisticated fuel laundering plant was discovered last November but the fire service say any connection would be a matter for the gardaí.

A garda spokesperson said that at present they have not been asked by the fire service for help in their investigations.

portlaw fire 2 Source: Facebook/Waterford City Fire Service

Waterford City Fire Service was first called to the scene at about 10.20 pm on Sunday and were battling the fire until about 9.30 pm the next day. A spokesperson for the fire service says that one of the units burnt by the plaze was a large storage facility full with bales of hay.

Units were coming and going from the scene over the course of Monday morning and afternoon with more than four at the site on several occasions.

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