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Dramatic pictures of smoke billowing from Naas blaze

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The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)
The store on fire (Image via Ernie Leslie)

A fire at a branch of Smyth's Toy Store in Naas this afternoon caused visibility problems on the nearby N7 and these images show the extent of the smoke caused by the blaze.

The striking images show vast amounts of smoke pouring from the store in the Globe Retail Park in Naas.

The fire appeared to be located in the rear of the store.

Our pictures show the extent of the damage to that part of the building.

A number of units of the Kildare Fire Service battled the blaze.

Gardai also attended the scene and sealed off the area.

All the staff and customers of the store were safely evacuated, as were those from nearby units.

The level of smoke coming from the blaze led AA Roadwatch to issue a warning to motorists in the area about poor visibility.