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RN The fire at the industrial estate in Glanmire.
RN The fire at the industrial estate in Glanmire.

Ten units attend fire at Glanmire recycling plant

A MAJOR fire was brought under control at a recycling plant in Glanmire in the early hours of this morning.

The alarm was raised at approximately 11.40pm last night to a blaze at a commercial waste facility at the Sarsfield Court Industrial Estate.

Munster Fire Control confirmed this morning that 10 units from Cork city, Ballincollig, Fermoy and Midleton were called in to battle the blaze, with firefighters continuing operations after the incident was brought under control. It is understood there were no major injuries as a result of the incident and the cause of the fire is, as yet, unknown.

A number of fires have occurred at the Greenstar recycling plant in Glanmire in the last five years. One such fire at the plant took three days to bring under control, while another fire in October 2017 caused major damage to the facility.

Local Councillor Ger Keohane said he is relieved the blaze didn’t cause injury and praised the fire services for their efforts but said it was worrying that fires continue to occur at the site.

“It was a massive fire and it’s very lucky that nobody was injured. The recycling plant was badly damaged by a fire just a few years ago and they reopened.

“It’s worrying that this has happened again,” he added.

The scene will be preserved once the blaze has been completely put out for a technical examination to determine the cause.