Pics: Cork fire crews deal with ‘hotspots’ 3 days on from R&H Hall fire
Teams of firefighters have continued to battle hotspots and internal fires among the debris following the major fire which engulfed the R&H Hall grain store in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork over the weekend.
The fire broke out on Saturday morning (January 9) at 8:40am, with crews from Carrigaline, Cobh and Crosshaven called in, alongside an aerial appliance from Midleton and a Command Vehicle from Bandon.
Animal feed supplier R&H Hall apologised to residents and neighbouring businesses, thanking the emergency services the same day.
In an update on social media this afternoon (Tuesday, January 12), Carrigaline Fire and Rescue provided photos showing the extent of the damage caused by the blaze, which is believed to be the third fire at the site since September.
In a Facebook post accompanying photos of the site, the fire crew said: “Carrigaline Fire and Rescue have relieved Cobh Fire Brigade from the night’s shift as of 6:00am this morning.
“We have several awkward hotspots left to tackle in four out of the 11 compartments including some hotspots between the panels.
“Once these are dealt with we are happy to leave the scene in the hands of the R&H management.
We would like to thank everyone who has been so good to Cork County Fire Service while we have attended this incident we are greatly appreciative of your services and time.
“Thanks and stay safe from everyone here at Carrigaline Fire & Rescue and Cork County Fire Service.”
In an earlier update on the R&H Hall Ringaskiddy fire last night (Monday, January 11) the fire service said:
“Most of the internal fires have been extinguished and should be finished by tomorrow.
“Ourselves and Crosshaven Fire Brigade have just left the scene in the hands of Cobh Fire Brigade for the night and we will be back in in the morning to take control again at 6:00am.
“We are sure enough we will be finishing tomorrow so fingers crossed,” the fire service said.