The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service dealt with a fire at the Animal Waste Plant this morning (Thursday).

Crews from Douglas were dispatched by the Emergency Services Joint Control Room to reports of a confirmed fire at the site on Richmond Hill in Braddan.

Upon arrival crews identified that one of the drying vessels was alight within the building.

The fire service said they worked closely with staff on scene, and a plan was formulated to extinguish the fire in a way that limited the likelihood of the machine being damaged further.

Crews were in attendance for approximately two hours and are continuing now with their decontamination process.

Elsewhere, crews from Castletown and Port Erin were called out yesterday morning (Wednesday) to a confirmed fire within a domestic property in Colby.

The service said ‘thankfully the occupant was alerted to the fire by their smoke alarm and managed to safely evacuate in the nick of time’.

One room was totally destroyed by fire and the remainder of the property suffered heavy smoke damage.

The fire service, who posted the information from both incidents on their social media channels today, reminded the public that working smoke alarms save lives.