Cork port evacuated after fire breaks out

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The Port of Cork has activated its major emergency plan as firefighters tackle a huge blaze which has broken out in a grains store at its deep water port in Cork Harbour.

The Irish Examiner reports that several units of Cork County Fire Service, as well as fire crews from the Port’s harbour master’s office, are on the scene.

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The fire broke out earlier in a large R&H silo used for the storage of animal feed.

A huge plume of smoke is visible in the area and local residents have been advised to close their windows until the blaze has been brought under control.

There are no reports of any injuries at this stage.

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