Three escape blaze at burning building in Limerick city

The blaze took place at a house on Windmill Street on Monday night.

GARDAÍ are investigating the circumstances around a fire that occurred at a property in Limerick City on Monday night (January 9) from which three people escaped.

Emergency services responded to the blaze at around 9.30pm on Monday night on Windmill Street in the city.

Gardaí remain at the scene this afternoon (Tuesday), which was sealed off by pending a forensic examination.

Reliable sources said the property had been vacant for some time and that it had been used as a squat.

Three persons inside the property at the time of the fire were alerted to the blaze by a passer-by, reliable sources confirmed.

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Officers attached to the Garda technical unit will conduct a forensic sweep of the building in order to try and determine the exact cause of the blaze.

Several units from Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service responded to the scene and put out the fire.

The two-storey townhouse was completely gutted in the fire.

A Garda spokeswoman said that “Gardaí assisted the fire service at a house fire on Windmill Street, Limerick, on Monday night 8th January, 2024, at approximately 9.30pm, no persons were injured and the scene has been preserved.”

The spokeswoman added that “investigations are ongoing” into the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212 400.