Fire crews deal with East Clare house blaze

Fire crews deal with East Clare house blaze


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

Fire crews from Limerick City assisted colleagues from Killaloe in Clare at a domestic fire in the county in the early hours of the morning.

The alarm was raised shortly before 5.00am when the Munster Regional Fire Control Centre in Limerick received a call about a car fire at a house in Ballyquin More, Bridgetown in East Clare.

Two units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Killaloe station responded to the call and found that the blaze had spread to the house.

Fire personnel wearing breathing apparatus carried out a search of the property but found there were no persons inside.

As firefighters dealt with the blaze, they requested assistance from the nearest available stations. Three units of the fire service from Limerick City were dispatched to the scene. The fire was brought under control had been dealt with 06:53am.

Fire crews remained at the scene for a short time afterwards to ensure the fire was completing extinguished and that there was no risk of it reigniting.

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.