At approximately 5.30pm on Tuesday the 2nd of June a fire started at part of the McHale manufacturing plant in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Fire procedures were followed and the building was evacuated quickly, thankfully no one was injured.

Units of the fire service from Mayo and Galway successfully contained the fire.

This morning McHale management and staff have begun to assess the extent of the damage with a view to resuming normal business as soon as possible.

McHale would like to sincerely thank the emergency services, farmers and local businesses who helped in tackling the fire which was quickly contained.