VIDEO: Fire at Lisdoonvarna fish smoking plant

VIDEO: Fire at Lisdoonvarna fish smoking plant

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Fire crews have brought a blaze at a commercial premises in Co Clare under control.

The alarm was raised at around 8:30am when a fire broke out at the well known fish smoking business in Lisdoonvarna.

Five units of the fire service from Ennistymon and Ennis are at the scene while Gardaí have closed a section of the road in the town.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Fire fighters used a hydraulic platform to survey the scene from above.

There were no staff in the building at the time no one was injured in the incident.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer for County Clare, Cormac Falvey, confirmed the roof area of the built was well alight when fire crews arrived.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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