Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A BLAZE at South East Port Services is said to have been “largely brought under control”.

Nine crews from Waterford City, Dunmore East, Tramore and Thomastown attended at the scene after they were notified of a fire at a storage facility shortly before 10am this morning.

A spokesperson for the fire service said a quantity of diesel was involved in the blaze, but most of the materials are organic materials such as plastics. Gardaí evacuated the facility and put a 200m exclusion zone in place. The N29 Link Road has been closed to traffic.

People in the area are asked to keep their windows closed as a precaution.

The spokesperson said, “We are not aware of any chemicals in the facility at the moment but we are advising anyone in the area to keep their windows closed as a precaution.”

No injuries have been reported.

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