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Glenisk Plant In County Offaly Devastated By Fire

Glenisk has said all staff have been safely evacuated after a major fire broke out at its factory in...
Michael Staines
Michael Staines

4:41 PM - 27 Sep 2021



Glenisk Plant In County Offaly...

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Glenisk Plant In County Offaly Devastated By Fire

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

4:41 PM - 27 Sep 2021



Glenisk has said all staff have been safely evacuated after a major fire broke out at its factory in County Offaly today.

The Irish organic dairy company confirmed the fire at its Killeigh plant near Tullamore this afternoon.

Around 34 fire-fighters have been at the scene– with units from Tullamore, Edenderry, Clara and Portarlington all battling the blaze.

A serious fire at the Glenisk plant in County Offaly A serious fire at the Glenisk plant in County Offaly. Image: Midlands103.

A serious fire at the Glenisk plant in County Offaly. Image: Midlands103.Videos from the scene showed a huge black smoke cloud coming from the building and Offaly County Council is encouraging people in the surrounding area to keep their windows closed.

Members of the public are being asked to avoid the area where possible as the firefighting continues.

A serious fire at the Glenisk plant in County Offaly. Image: Offaly County Council. A serious fire at the Glenisk plant in County Offaly. Image: Offaly County Council.

“Devastated to confirm a serious fire at our plant today,” the company said in a tweet.

“All colleagues safely evacuated. Their well-being is our priority. We will assess the damage and move forward. Heartfelt thanks to the Emergency Services.”

Main image shows a serious fire at the Glenisk plant in County Offaly. Image: Midlands103.



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