€411,878 fire fees gone up in smoke in Limerick


Limerick-city-fire-and-rescueJUST over half the fees owed to Limerick City and County Council for fire brigade call outs in 2014 were collected.

Out of €849,599 owed to Limerick Fire Service only €437,721 was collected last year, leaving the local authority with arrears of €411,878.

Limerick City and County Council charge fire brigade services for chimney fires (€300 per attendance), domestic fires (€550 per hour) and commercial fires (€1,100 per hour).

Regarding the monies outstanding to the Council for 2014, a spokeswoman told the Limerick Post that many claims are currently being processed by insurance companies so this takes a bit of time to finalise.

“Other outstanding monies are followed up with an invoice, two reminders, a debt collection agency and legal notice,” she explained.

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