Cork Port fire: Huge blaze breaks out as black smoke rips through sky

A major fire has broken out at Cork Port

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A major fire has broken out at Cork Port with locals being warned to stay inside as black smoke rips through the sky.

The port's emergency plan has been activated and emergency services are at the scene in Ringaskiddy Deepwater Berth.

The fire started at the R&H Hall animal grain facility and residents in the area are being advised to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.

The Port of Cork tweeted: "A fire has broken out at the R&H Hall grain store on the Ringaskiddy Deepwater Berth.

"Emergency Services are on site and the Port Emergency Plan has been activated.

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"Local residents are advised to keep all doors and windows closed and remain indoors."

A spokeswoman for the Port of Cork said the company has rolled out its major emergency plan as they assess the fire and the risk it poses.

She said: “The fire service is obviously taking the lead and we would be working closely with them in terms of assessing the risk that the fire poses in the area.

“So we will be looking to see if any of the other companies or properties close to the site of the fire needs to be evacuated, depending on the risk it poses.”

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