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Firefighters tackle huge blaze at waste management plant

A huge blaze which broke out at a waste management plant in County Antrim has been brought under control by firefighters after it burned through the night.

The fire began on Sunday evening at the ISL Waste Management Centre in Mallusk.

A spokeswoman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said on Monday afternoon that the fire was still burning but had been brought under control.

They said firefighters were continuing to attend the scene, with four appliances and an aerial appliance deployed by the officers.

The spokeswoman said the cause of the fire was still unknown.

The blaze is expected to have caused considerable damage.

Local residents were advised to keep doors and windows closed for safety reasons, the Fire and Rescue Service said.

Barry Donaghy, managing director of the ISL Waste Management Centre, said: "Our main processing plant will be fully operational today once the smoke has cleared but I can reassure all our customers we will be making our routine collections as normal.

"The company is continuing to work closely with the Fire Service as the incident is investigated and closed."

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