The McHale manufacturing plant in Ballinrobe, Mayo, is hoping to resume normal business as soon as possible, the company says, after a fire broke out earlier this week.

According to the machinery company, at approximately 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 2, a fire started at part of the McHale manufacturing plant in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Fire procedures were followed and the building was evacuated with no one injured.

However, a number of units of the fire service from Mayo and Galway were required to contain the fire.

McHale management and staff are currently assessing the extent of the damage with a view to resuming normal business as soon as possible but did not comment on the extent of the damage or the estimated associated costs.

The company said it was grateful for the help received from the emergency services, farmers and local businesses in tackling the fire.

McHale was founded by brothers Padraic and Martin McHale over 30 years ago. The company evolved from a farm machinery retail outlet, which is still in existence today.

The company is a specialist producer of agricultural baling and wrapping machinery for round and square bales.

McHale products are sold in over 50 countries around the world and the company is a leading player in the integrated baler wrapper market with its Fusion range.