Latest: Fire at scrap metal recycling plant extinguished in Limerick

Limerick Fire Brigade

Update 8.37am: A fire at a Limerick scrap metal recycling plant has been extinguished.

It took 10 units of the fire brigade to tackle the blaze which was out by half six this morning.

It broke out at the facility on the Ballysimon Road in the city shortly after 8pm last night.

There's no word yet on damage, however, no one is believed to have been hurt.

Locals are being urged to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

Earlier: Firefighters tackle major overnight fire in Limerick

Update 6.50am: Firefighters in Limerick have been tackling a major blaze at a scrap metal recycling facility overnight.

Limerick Fire Brigade was called to the scene at United Metals on the Ballysimon Road in the city shortly after 8 yesterday evening.

10 units of the fire service were tasked with extinguishing the blaze which was substantial according to a spokesperson.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the area, with residents advised to close all doors and windows.

Digital Desk

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