Probe following fire at Limerick halting site

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The mobile home at Long Pavement halting site was gutted in the fire [Picture: Michael Cowhey]
INQUIRIES are being carried out after a mobile home at a halting site on the outskirts of the city was gutted in a fire.

INQUIRIES are being carried out after a mobile home at a halting site on the outskirts of the city was gutted in a fire.

The alarm was raised at around 5.30pm on Saturday and crews from Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene – at Long Pavement Halting Site for almost an hour before the blaze was brought under control.

While the mobile home, which is located near the entrance to the halting site was completely destroyed, it was not occupied at the time and nobody was injured.

While an electrical fault is suspected as being the cause of the fire, the scene of the blaze was examined by members of the divisional scenes of crime unit over the weekend.

The results of the forensic and technical examinations, which are awaited, will determine if a formal investigation into the cause of the fire is to be launched.

Limerick City and County Council, which is responsible for the Long pavement Halting Site, has been informed of the circumstances of the fire.

A spokesperson for the local authority confirmed the family, who had been living in the mobile home, was offered alternative accommodation, following the fire.

“But this offer was declined,” the council stated.