Limerick creche to reopen after fire

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Limerick creche to reopen after fire

Wilmot Childcare in Annacotty, which was closed this week following a fire. PICTURE: GOOGLE MAPS

A LIMERICK creche which was evacuated following a fire is to re-open by late next week.

Rosemary Wilmot, the proprietor of Wilmots Childcare in Annacotty, has confirmed the re-opening, which followed a “small electrical fire” on site on Tuesday.

It caused the evacuation of the creche.

Ms Wilmot paid tribute to staff, parents and the firm’s neighbours in the park, Shortt Stainless Steel, which provided refuge for the children during the incident.

“We practice fire drills with the children regularly and it was great to see that our fire procedures worked exactly according to plan during this week’s incident,” she said. “It was made so much easier by the efficiency of our wonderful staff, the understanding of parents and the employees of our neighbours, Shortt’s Stainless steel where our children waited to be collected, as per our evacuation plan.”

Ms Wilmot confirmed some electrical work must still be carried out at the premises to repair the damage done following the blaze.

And she thanked parents for their understanding and their many messages of support over the last day.