BREAKING: Fire engulfs farmyard building near Portlaoise

A fire engulfed a farm building close to a residential home, near Portlaoise in Laois this week.

Laois fire crews from two stations were at the scene before 8pm last Wednesday evening, August 18, hosing water on the blaze.

The fire is at a property in Knocknagrove, between the Ridge Road and Rathevan on the north side of Portlaoise. 

Nearby roads were heavy with traffic as people gathered to see the large fire.  Video & photo: Leinster Express

Read an update following the blaze from Laois fire service here. 

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