The fire broke out shortly after 7.30 last night
Gardaí say it may take a number of days before the site of a fire at a Dublin recycling centre can be made safe for examination.
The fire broke out at Thornton's recycling centre in Ballyfermot shortly after 7.30 last night.
8 units are currently attending a large fire in an industrial premises in #Kylemore Ballyfermot.
— Dublin Fire Brigade #StayHomeSaveLives (@DubFireBrigade) January 9, 2021
Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene, with firefighters pumping water from the Grand Canal to the site of the blaze.
The fire has now been brought under control but Dublin Fire Brigade remain at the scene and a Garda cordon is in place.
Local Sinn Féin councillor Daithí Doolan says it raises serious concerns about the location of the plant.
Sinn Féin seeks urgent meeting with EPA to discuss action following last night's fire at Thortons recycling plant. The fire has raised serious & genuine concerns for residents. EPA mistake swift and appropriate action to protect Ballyfermot residents. @DublinSinnFein
— Cllr. Daithí Doolan (@DaithiDoolan) January 10, 2021
He said "The phone was hopping with residents who were concerned about the fire and we have written to the Environmental Protection Agency this Morning"
"That plant is a major recycling plant and it is in close proximity to a large residential area in Ballyfermot"