Jobs under threat as fire guts Co Longford petfood plant

Up to 500 jobs are under threat this morning following a major overnight fire at a petfood factory in Co Longford.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze, which caused widespread damage to the C&D Petfoods plant in Edgeworthstown.

The fire broke out at around 11.30pm and completely gutted the production facility, but nobody was injured.

Around 500 people are employed at the factory.

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