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Major fire brought under control in Cork Port

Local residents are being urged to stay in doors and keep their doors and windows closed due to the smoke.

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The fire started in a grain store at Cork Port (PA)

The fire started in a grain store at Cork Port (PA)

The fire started in a grain store at Cork Port (PA)

A major fire at the Port of Cork has been brought under control, officials have confirmed.

There are no reports of any casualties.

The fire broke out on Saturday morning at the R&H Hall animal grain facility on Ringaskiddy Deepwater Berth.

The port’s emergency plan was activated and emergency services responded.

Large plumes of black smoke could be seen coming from the storage facility.

Residents in the area were advised to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.

The Port of Cork said: “We can confirm that a fire which broke out at a grain storage facility on the Ringaskiddy Deepwater Berth is now under control & there are no reports of any casualties.

“Emergency services remain on site to monitor the area. Ship operations in Ringaskiddy have been suspended.”

Ringaskiddy & District Residents Association said on Facebook: “The Port of Cork have advised that Cork County Fire Services have contained the fire and that all persons are accounted for with no injuries reported, however it is expected that the area may smoulder for some time yet.”

Earlier the association wrote: “The Port of Cork have advised that all residents keep their windows and doors closed.

“It’s not just Dr Tony Holohan that’s telling us to stay at home – this morning it is really important to stay in and keep windows/doors closed.”

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