Friday, September 16, 2022

Pat Flynn

Updated: 4.50pm

Fire crews from three stations attended the scene of a major fire at a commercial premises in Co Galway on Friday.

The blaze broke out at around 11am at the Xerotech facility in the Claregalway Corporate Park in Claregalway.

Units of Galway Fire and Rescue Service from Galway City, Athenry and Tuam stations attended the fire while crews from Athenry were dispatched to the city to provide cover.

Staff were safely evacuated from the premises to fire assembly points, while staff from neighbouring businesses were also requested to leave their buildings as a precaution.

Xerotech confirmed the incident was caused by an electrical fault which led to an equipment fire, adding the fire has been brought “fully under control”.

“Nobody was injured and a full investigation is now underway,” a statement from the company added.

Xerotech, a leading supplier of advanced battery systems, recently announced a significant expansion of operations at the Claregalway facility.

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