Sinn Féin councillor for the area, Kenneth Flood who attended the scene said “I can’t praise the fire service enough. There were three units in attendance and they did their usual professional, superb job. As if the fire wasn’t frightening enough, there was a possibility of a rough sleeper in the area but thankfully that did not turn out to be the case.”
Drogheda Fire Service tended to the fire for almost ten hours before leaving at around 7:30am on Wednesday morning.
Cllr Flood said “We have to remember that the cause of the fire has yet to be established despite some on local media falling over themselves to condemn the fire as a malicious act. Until the cause has been established maybe we should focus on how lucky we are that no-one was hurt or worse.”
Earlier this month, Drogheda fire service was called to a major fire at the Dawn paper factory which Gardaí are treating as arson.