Second fire at Ennis school in a year

Second fire at Ennis school in a year

Ennis fire service was called to a fire at the old Ennis National School twice overnight.

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
Fire crews at the scene of last June’s fire at the school – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Ennis fire service was called to a fire at the old Ennis National School twice overnight.

The roof of a shed at the old school on the Kilrush Road collapsed in what was the second suspected arson attack at the unoccupied site in twelve months.

Five units of the fire service including a hydraulic platform and water tanker dealt with the blaze for over an hour before crews were called back to the scene in the early hours of the morning to extinguish smouldering embers.

The school was targeted in a similar incident in June of last year.

While Ennis fire service dealt with last nights fire, Shannon fire brigade had to be called in to deal with a chimney fire in the Oak Park area of Ennis.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Shannon fire service was also called into action in Limerick City when they spent several hours dealing with a house fire on the North Circular Road.

SOURCEPat Flynn
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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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