Dublin Fire Brigade dispatched four units to Oxigen Waste Recycling plant following a blaze, which began in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The inferno, which completely destroyed the company’s building for waste processing systems, has now been contained.
Currently the Oxigen facility employs up to 120 workers. The company, which has another recycling facility within the area, with a further 25 sites spread throughout the country, hopes to redeploy as many staff as possible.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proceeded to launch an investigation into the incident. It is understood that it may be a further 24 hours before forensics determine what caused the blaze to the processing building.
The fire has resulted in a number of disruptions to the local area, with no access allowed past the cordon point at Ballymount Ave / Ballymount Drive Junction.
The smoke from the blaze is a cause for concern, according to The EPA, who classified the blaze as a Category 1 incident. Gardaí have advised residence located close by the area to keep all windows and doors closed where possible.
According to a report in the Irish Independent, a spokesperson for the EPA said: “We are taking this fire seriously. The fire has been going on for some time now and there may be a significant environmental impact.”
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