Fire on Limerick’s Dock Road brought under control

THERE was drama on the Dock Road in Limerick city this Wednesday morning when a fire broke out on a sixth floor apartment located on the busy thoroughfare, close to the junction with O’Curry Street.

THERE was drama on the Dock Road in Limerick city this Wednesday morning when a fire broke out on a sixth floor apartment located on the busy thoroughfare, close to the junction with O’Curry Street.

Three units of Limerick Fire Service were on the scene within minutes and were greeted by the sight of flames billowing from the building when they arrived.

“No one was hurt. A woman and her child escaped from the apartment,” one resident told the Limerick Leader.

After a short time the fire service brought the fire under control, but the apartment was badly damaged.

Gardai are investigating the cause of the fire, which is understood not to be suspicious.