#BREAKING Commercial fire in Limerick

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Picture by Twitter user John McCormack
Picture by Twitter user John McCormack

SEVEN units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue, including the raised platform apparatus, are tackling a fire on the Ballysimon Road in Limerick this Thursday.

It is understood that a commercial premises is ablaze and the Ballysimon area of Limerick is under a cloud of billowing smoke.

Locals are reporting, through social media, of hearing “popping and banging” coming from the area.

A number of Limerick City and County Fire Service apparatus, including water tankers and the “Bronto”, a raised platform unit for tackling large fires from a height, are on scene.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area of the Ballysimon Road near the commercial parks as emergency services and Gardai deal with the incident.

More to follow.

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Click the image to see video by twitter user John McCormack who posted this video of the smoke in the area.