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Suspected fuel laundering plant destroyed in south Armagh

Fuel laundering plant fire Cullyhanna

A suspected fuel laundering plant was burnt to the ground in south Armagh this afternoon (Saturday).

Around 20 firefighters from three stations attended the blaze in the Cargie Road area of Cullyhanna.

Crews from Newry, Crossmaglen and Newtownhamilton attended the call, which came in just before 1pm.

They spent just over three hours getting the fire under control.

It is understood a 4×4 truck, forklift and a van inside the shed were also destroyed.

Officers from the PSNI were in attendance as environmental services examined the scene, as waste is believed to have been leaking into a nearby river.

Police are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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