Significant damage caused in Limerick fire

Colm Ward


Colm Ward

Significant damage caused in Limerick fire

Six units of the Limerick Fire and Rescue service attended the blaze at Truckcar Sales Ltd

A GARDA forensic team is carrying out an examination of the scene of an overnight fire at a car and truck dealership in Croom.

The blaze destroyed a number of vehicles at Truckcar Sales Ltd in Fanningstown, with the damage likely to run into hundreds of thousands of euro.

The fire broke out shortly after 9pm last night. Six units of the fire service from Newcastle West, Rathkeale and Kilmallock were mobilised and spent several hours trying to bring the blaze under control.

There were no reported injuries but substantial damage was caused to the property and several vehicles that were on the premises.

Truckcar Sales is an authorised Mercedes-Benz dealership. The purpose-built facility in Fanningstown opened in 2007.

Gardai from Newcastle West are investigating the cause of the fire and the scene was sealed off pending the arrival of the forensics team this morning.

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