Woman rescued from Limerick house fire

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

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A WOMAN is recovering after she was rescued by a neighbour after a fire broke out at her home on the southside of the city last night,

A WOMAN is recovering after she was rescued by a neighbour after a fire broke out at her home on the southside of the city last night,

Three units of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service were deployed to the house at Walnut Drive, Kennedy Park after the alarm was raised at around 7.20pm.

A woman was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene after she was rescued from a downstairs room by a neighbour who noticed the fire.

The woman, who is aged in her 60s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution but her injuries are understood not to be life threatening.

The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes but the fire service remained at the scene until shortly before 9pm as a precaution.

While gardai at Roxboro Road are investigating the cause of the fire, foul play is not suspected.

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