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Sligo residents evacuated following asbestos fire in Larkhill area

No injuries have been reported following the blaze.

Road closures were put in place due to the incident.
Road closures were put in place due to the incident.
Image: Sligo County Council

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 9:17 AM

RESIDENTS IN THE Larkhill area of Sligo town are being urged to keep their windows and doors closed due to a fire involving asbestos.

Emergency services were called to the blaze in a small domestic garage shortly before 5am this morning.

Sligo County Council said that a small number of houses were evacuated as a “precautionary measure.”

Households within an 150-metre radius of the fire have been asked to keep their doors and windows closed.

“The fire has been contained and the asbestos material has been dampened down,” a spokesperson for the council said.

Fire services and gardaí are attending the scene. Gardaí said that no injuries have been reported at this time. The Health and Safety Authority will carry out an inspection at the site.

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Larkhill Road is closed in both directions and diversions have been put in place. People were earlier urged to take extra care in the area as smoke may have affected visibility.

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