Investigation after bus catches fire at University of Limerick

David Hurley

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Investigation after bus catches fire at University of Limerick

Three units of Limerick Fire and Rescue attended the scene

AN investigation is underway following a bus fire on the campus of the University of Limerick this Wednesday evening.

The alarm was raised at around 5.30pm after smoke was seen coming from the engine area of the bus which was parked near the Stables club.

Three units of Limerick Fire and Rescue were dispatched from Limerick Fire Station to the scene and the fire was quickly put out.

It’s understood the driver had managed to keep the fire from spreading to the main section of the bus prior to the arrival of fire crews.

The bus, which is owned by a private operator, was parked up at the time and there were no passengers on board when the fire started.

In a post on social media, UL confirmed there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Gardai attached to Henry Street also attended the scene.

At this stage, there is nothing to suggest the cause of the fire is suspicious.