Cork County Council can confirm that an incident was reported in the R and H Hall Grain Store at 8.40am this morning. Crews arrived on site at 9.00AM with tenders from Carrigaline, Cobh and Crosshaven together with an aerial appliance from Midleton and a Command Vehicle from Bandon. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. The Port of Cork suspended all shipping operations in Ringaskiddy, however shipping is expected to resume in the morning.
The fire was brought under control at 10AM. The fire remains contained. Fire Service Crews are maintaining a presence on site to expose and extinguish any hot spots that may exist within the storage facility.
As Fire Crews manage this incident and remove panels from the structures to access hot spots, any flare up may produce fresh smoke.
Cork County Council would like to reassure members of the public that this is a standard approach to managing an incident such as this, which involves natural, organic animal feed.
Any smoke arising from the site is as a result of this organic animal feed material.
Fire Crews will remain on site throughout the night.
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