Serious fire on outskirts of Limerick city sparks alert

Emergency services attend scene of fire

Leader reporters


Leader reporters


Reported explosion sparks alert in Limerick city

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.

There are no reports of any injuries and the extent of the damage caused is not yet known.