Fire service deals with Ennis shed fire

Fire service deals with Ennis shed fire


© Pat Flynn
  Fire crews at the scene of last night’s fire at Dalcassian Avenue in Ennis – © Pat Flynn 2015

Fire crews spent several hours at the scene of a fire in Ennis last night.

The alarm was raised shortly after 10pm when a passing motorist called to a house at Limerick Road. He alerted the occupants to a fire behind their home.

The emergency services were called however the fire was found to be in a shed at the rear of a property in Dalcassian Avenue.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennis quickly brought the shed fire under control. The fire had also spread to a tank containing home heating oil however this was also quickly extinguished.

No one was injured in the incident and the fire was also prevented from spreading to a second shed.

The cause of the fire is now being investigated.

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.