Firefighters battle major blaze on outskirts of Limerick City

A firefighter battling the flames rising from the car sales premises in Raheen.

A MAJOR fire is still burning tonight at a car sales business on the outskirts of Limerick City.

Fire crews were alerted to the inferno shortly before 8pm and the blaze appears to have caused extensive damage to the premises on the R526, near the South Court Hotel.

Five fire engines from Limerick City, backed up by three support engines from Rathkeale are in attendance fighting the flames.

Gardaí have closed off the road and traffic diversions are in place.

Firefighters are using a high rise ladder to dampen the flames from above the premises.

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There are no reports of any injuries.