Fire service tackle blaze at house in Limerick city

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The fire service was in action overnight this Tuesday
LIMERICK City Fire and Rescue Service tackled a fire at a house in the city over night this Tuesday.

LIMERICK City Fire and Rescue Service tackled a fire at a house in the city over night this Tuesday.

Three units battled the blaze in the Lee Estate at around 3.30am this Tuesday. The call to the fire service suggested that there might be possible persons on the premises, but after an intensive search, no one was found in the house.

Three units attended the scene and it took an hour to extinguish the fire, which started in the living room of a small bungalow, causing extensive damage to the house. HSE paramedics were also in attendance.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by gardai.

It was a busy night for the fire service, who earlier on Monday evening were tasked to respond to a suspected river incident at Poor Man’s Kilkee in the city around 7.50pm. A passer by alerted the emergency services to a man in distress at the scene.

Three units of the fire and rescue service responded as well as launching FireSwift, its rescue craft.

A search was performed of the area with the Shannon based Rescue 115 helicopter also involved. It is understood that the call was a false alarm with good intent.

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