Busy afternoon for Limerick fire service

Fire and rescue crews at the scene of the fire at Pery Square

A FIRE in the basement of a building in Limerick City led to residents of apartments and office staff being evacuated from the property earlier today.

The blaze broke out around 1pm this afternoon at Pery Square and Gardaí closed off a number of surrounding streets as a precaution.

Six fire and rescue units from Limerick, Shannon and Killaloe were dispatched to the scene. Large black plumes of smoke were seen emanating from the building. There are no reports of any injuries.

The Garda Press Office said it was not aware of the fire.

Fire crews were dispatched from the scene to a report of a house fire at Hennessy Avenue, Kileely shortly after 3pm.

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Limerick fire crews earlier attended the scene of two two-car traffic collisions on the M7 Limerick to Dublin motorway, near the Rosbrien interchange.

It’s understood one of the vehicles involved caught fire, however nobody was injured.

A Garda spokesman said Gardaí attended “two traffic collisions that occurred today, on the M7 in County Limerick”.

“In the first collision at 12:47pm, a tractor a car were involved. No injuries were reported. In the second collision at approximately 1:05pm, a tractor and a car were also involved.”

“No injuries were reported. This road has now re-opened for use.”