Three units of Limerick Fire and Rescue service were dispatched to the scene
THREE units of Limerick Fire and Rescue service attended the scene of a serious shed fire at Old Cork Road on the outskirts of Limerick city overnight.
The alarm was raised shortly before 9.30pm on Thursday with a number of people reporting what they believed was a small explosion.
It has been confirmed the fire broke out in a shed which houses a boiler and that fire crews remain on site due to the presence of an Acetylene Cylinder.
The situation was brought under control but there was a lot of smoke in the area as a result of what happened.
Commercial Fire - Old Cork Road. Fire extinguished - crews remain on scene as Acetylene Cylinder involved. Old Cork Rd Closed @aaroadwatch— Limerick Fire (@LimerickFire) June 8, 2017
There are no reports of any injuries and the extent of the damage caused is not yet known.