3 September 2021
Area Commander Marcus Wright, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service said:
On Thursday 2 September at 10.26am, we were called to reports of a fire at a recycling plant on Downpatrick Road, Killough. Over the course of the incident Crews from across Northern Ireland responded to the incident and at its height 9 Fire Appliances, including a Command Support Unit, an aerial Appliance and a high volume pump were in attendance. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used jets and foam jets to extinguish the fire.
We worked hard in challenging conditions to bring the fire under control and the incident was dealt with by 9.48am on Friday 3 September 2021. The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition.