Emergency Response, News

Shannon fire crews assist with Limerick incidents


Fire crews from Shannon assisted Limerick City at two incidents overnight – © Pat Flynn 2014


Units of the fire brigade from Clare were mobilised to assist colleagues in Limerick overnight after a major blaze broke out at a commercial premises.

Limerick City fire service was alerted to the fire at a commercial premises on the Ballysimon Road on the outskirts of the city at around 2am.

While the city’s entire complement of fire fighters was tied up with the incident, a car fire was reported in a basement car park area in the city centre at around 2.30am.

A unit of the fire brigade from Shannon was mobilised in accordance with a ‘Pre-Determined Attendance’ (PDA) protocol that utilises the nearest available resources for incidents.

Shannon fire crews dealt with the blaze and returned to their station a short time later.

Meanwhile, officers at the scene of the commercial fire on the Ballysimon Road requested additional resources from other stations including a Mobile Command Unit based at Shannon fire station.

The state-of-the-art vehicle, acquired by Clare County Fire and Rescue Service in 2012, operates in a “Command Support Role” primarily to the fire service in Clare, North Tipperary, and Limerick City and County.


Clare County Fire and Rescue Service’s Incident Command Unit – © Pat Flynn 2014

Fire crews from Rathkeale and Cappamore in Limerick also assisted with the major incident.

Extensive damage to the interior of the building while a number of vehicles parked nearby were also destroyed.

The scene has been sealed off pending completion of a forensic examination and while Gardaí at Henry Street are investigating the incident, it’s believed the fire was started accidentally.


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