Firefighters battle factory fire overnight

A factory goes up in flames in Athlone.
Firefighters worked throughout the night to extinguish a fire which broke out at a factory in Carrick Road, Athlone, yesterday.

Initially, four fire engines, one water tanker, hydraulic platform and a rescue vehicle with 26 staff members were dispatched to the scene.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire remains unknown.

This morning, two fire engines were still at it while a digger loader removed the burnt goods from the factory.