Fire crews remain at the R and H Hall site in Ringaskiddy this afternoon, more than 24 hours after a fire was reported at the facility.
Emergency services were called to a fire at the grain storage facility yesterday morning.
The fire broke out at around 8.40am and was brought under control at around 10am, however crews have remained at the scene where they are continuing to extinguish hot spots.
In a statement this lunchtime, Cork County Council said that a crew from Kinsale Fire Station were on site throughout the night while crews from Carrigaline and Crosshaven now continue to expose and extinguish any hot spots that may exist within the storage facility.
Fire service operations remain active at the R and H Hall site in Ringaskiddy.— Cork County Council (@Corkcoco) January 10, 2021
A crew from Kinsale Fire Station were on site throughout the night while crews from Carrigaline & Crosshaven now continue to expose & extinguish any hot spots that may exist within the facility pic.twitter.com/cli6OYhpAX
“Due to the nature of this incident, this will be an ongoing process and Cork County Council would again like to reassure members of the public that all operations are being undertaken in a highly controlled manner.
“There may be further fresh smoke from any flare up as fire service crews remove panels from the structures to access hot spots.
“The material involved remains unchanged and is a natural, organic animal feed,” the statement said.
Cork County Council said fire crews will remain on site until this operation is fully complete.
Ship operations were suspended at the port for a period yesterday however, the Port of Cork has confirmed that these have since resumed.
Shipping operations have restarted in #Ringaskiddy this morning with ICL container ship being unloaded. A lot of smoke still lingers from yesterday’s fire and fire crew continue to monitor the site. #keepingtheshowontheroad pic.twitter.com/NCRxyHeWUa— Port of Cork (@PortofCork) January 10, 2021