Tipp fire crews extinguish blaze at disused meat factory

Photo: Tipp FM/Mike Gilmore

Roads have reopened around the Old Meat Factory in Irishtown in Clonmel this morning, following a serious fire which broke out yesterday evening.

The alarm was raised at about 6pm, and several units of the fire services from Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir attended the scene.

The Clonmel brigade left the area of the blaze just before 9am this morning, making way for construction crews to remove debris and secure the site.

It’s not yet known what caused the blaze – and Garda forensics experts are due to attend the scene today.

Senior Roster Fire Officer Tadgh O’Driscoll details what fire services were greeted with when they arrived on the scene…