Devastating fire leaves family-run business premises destroyed
A devastating fire at a Trim industrial estate gutted the factory of a family-run business last night. Nobody was injured in the blaze.
Fire crews from four stations across Meath attended the blaze which broke out at Timeless Sash Windows in the Eamonn Duggan Industrial Estate on the Athboy Road.
The first reports of a fire were received at approximately 8.10pm with many people instantly taking to social media saying they could see the flames and plume of smoke from miles away.
Fire personnel battled to contain the fire to the 11,000 sq ft premises of the Callaghan family-operated business that specialises in bespoke sash windows and doors.
There had been fears that the fire could spread to the adjoining business premises including Trimfold Envelopes but that danger seemed to be averted as more fire tenders and crew joined the scene.
Meath Fire Service also brought in a hydraulic platform to help tackle the flames from above.
Fire crews were in attendance throughout the night and a senior officer said they would not be committing any personnel to the building until the situation was completely under control.
The fire will come as a devastating blow to the Callaghan family who ran their successful business from Trim premises.
The company was founded by Gerry Callaghan in 1973 - known then as Callaghan Sash Windows before son Barry - well known in Meath football circles - took over as Managing Director.
The company rebranded in 2017 to Timeless Sash Windows.