10 children and adults escape burning house after teenager raises alarm

Fire at Cliona Park, Moyross. Photo: Brendan Gleeson

EIGHT children and two adults escaped with their lives after they were raised from their beds in a burning house located on the outskirts of the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning (May 31).

The 10 casualties evacuated the house at Cliona Park, Moyross, and were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment for smoke inhalation, a reliable source told the Limerick Post.

None of the 10 people evacuated from the burning house were seriously injured.

A source said a teenager in the house discovered the fire and raised the alarm.

Emergency 999/112 operators at the Munster Regional Communications Centre dispatched three units of the Limerick City and County Fire Service to the scene at 4.17am on Wednesday morning.

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The fire is understood to have started in the kitchen and caused extensive damage to the property.

The 10 children and adults who were in the house at the time managed to quickly evacuate the property and were met outside the house by members of the emergency services.

A source praised the teenager who raised the alarm and helped prevent a potential major tragedy.

A Garda spokesman said: “Gardai were alerted to the scene of a fire that occurred at a residence in Moyross, Co Limerick, at approximately 4.20am on Wednesday 31st May 2023”.

“There were no injuries reported. No offences disclosed,” he added.