Fire At Longford Recycling Centre

A major fire broke out this morning at Mulleady's Waste Recycling plant in Drumlish in Co. Longford.

According to reports, the blaze, which broke out around 5.30am on Monday, is still burning, but has now been brought under control.

The cause of the fire, which was tackled by several units from Longford and Edgeworthstown, is not yet known.

Speaking to RTE, the plant Managing Director Anthony Mulleady, who suffered severe burns in another fire at the plant in January, expressed fears for up to 20 jobs at the plant, as a result of the fire.

Mr Mulleady said that waste-sorting equipment was completely destroyed in the fire, although he said that waste collection operations would not be affected.


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