Firefighters battle overnight blaze at Mallusk

Firefighters have worked through the night to bring a massive blaze at an industrial park in Co Antrim under control.

Monday, 20th November 2017, 8:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:30 am
Fire fighters tackle a blaze at ISL waste management plant , About 50 firefighters and and 11 appliances - including an aerial appliance and a high volume pump - are battling the flames at ISL waste management plant in Mallusk. Shortly before dawn on Monday the fire was still burning, but under control, said the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Eleven appliances - including an aerial appliance and a high volume pump - have been in attendance at ISL waste management plant in Mallusk.

The fire started around 8.30pm on Sunday and was still burning early this morning.

However, the NI Fire and Rescue Service said the flames were now “under control”.

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Fire fighters tackle a blaze at ISL waste management plant , About 50 firefighters and and 11 appliances - including an aerial appliance and a high volume pump - are battling the flames at ISL waste management plant in Mallusk. Shortly before dawn on Monday the fire was still burning, but under control, said the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Nearby residents were advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

It is not clear how the blaze started.

Fire fighters tackle a blaze at ISL waste management plant
Fire fighters tackle a blaze at ISL waste management plant , About 50 firefighters and and 11 appliances - including an aerial appliance and a high volume pump - are battling the flames at ISL waste management plant in Mallusk. Shortly before dawn on Monday the fire was still burning, but under control, said the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Fire fighters tackle a blaze at ISL waste management plant