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Fire destroys Dublin recycling plant

The fire at Oxigen Recycling Plant Image copyright RTÉ
Image caption Up to 14 units of the fire services tackled the blaze at the Oxigen Recycling Plant

Fire-fighters are still at the scene of a major fire which destroyed a recycling plant in Dublin.

The blaze started shortly after 03:00 GMT on Saturday at the Oxigen Recycling Plant in Merrywell industrial estate, Clondalkin.

At one stage, 75 fire-fighters were involved in containing the blaze. The plant had been reduced to a smouldering ruin by Sunday morning.

Irish police said the cause of the fire was still unknown.

A forensic examination of the scene will be carried out later.

Police had advised residents to keep windows closed due to the "toxicity of the burning material and strong winds".