Dublin Fire Brigade battle massive blaze beside the airport

Dublin Fire Brigade battle massive blaze beside the airport

Dublin Fire Brigade battle massive blaze beside the airport

Dublin Fire Brigade are now tackling an enormous blaze at a recycling plant beside Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport said the fire is not affecting flights.

Dublin Fire Brigade said via Twitter that there are eight units at the scene of the scrap metal recycling centre at Sandyhills, St Margaret's including an aerial ladder and foam unit.

Dublin Fire Brigade said eight crews had been deployed to the site and it was co-ordinating with the Irish Aviation Authority as it was using a drone to help direct resources.

Another image showed a huge fire in a compound with many scrapped cars stacked on top of each other.

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"We're getting increased water supply assistance from @Fingalcoco at the recycling plant fire in St Margarets / Sandyhill #Dublin #fire".

Shortly after midday, firefighters had the blaze under control.

They said the fire has now been brought under control but some units are still working to dampen down any hot spots.

But people with breathing difficulties are being advised to avoid the area until the remainder of the smoke plume is gone.

Dublin Fire Brigade are also warning residents nearby to close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering your property.

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