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Dundalk blaze: Large number of cars on fire at Haggardstown warehouse

Emergency services are battling a major fire at a warehouse in Haggardstown, just south of Dundalk

A Garda spokesman said a large number of vehicles are on fire at the site.

Initial reports suggest the warehouse is a recovery and breakdown service centre. It counts An Garda Síochana, motorway maintenance and insurance companies among their clientelle.

It is believed there was up to 100 cars inside the warehouse at the time of the fire.

AA Roadwatch are warning road users on the Dublin Road (R139) that the blaze is affecting visibility in the area.

They have advised motorists to "take extreme care".

A garda spokesman confirmed the fire broke out at around 7.20pm.

There are currently a number of units of the fire service at the scene battling the blaze.

Motorists and people in the community are being advised to keep their windows closed due to the toxic nature of the fumes.

No injuries have been reported.

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