Fire crews attend blaze at joinery works in Lissycasey

Fire crews attend blaze at joinery works in Lissycasey

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File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

Fire crews from two stations are battling a blaze at a joinery works in Co Clare.

The fire was reported this morning shortly after 9.00am at the coffin manufacturing facility at Crown, Lissycasey.

Units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Kilrush and Ennis stations were mobilised to the incident. Resources included water tankers and an aerial platform.

On arrival at the scene, fire crews found the building to be ‘well alight’ however all workers had safely exited the premises. It’s understood that there were around five people working on site when the fire broke out.

File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

Fire crews used water and foam in an effort to bring the fire under control but are expected to remain at the scene for several hours yet. The roof of the building has since collapsed.

ESB engineers were also requested to attend and disconnect power to the building to ensure fire crews could work safely. Gardaí are also at the scene.

The business is located just off the N68 Ennis to Kilrush road a short distance from Lissycasey. The company was set up by the Talty family over 40 years ago.

There is no indication yet how the blaze started.

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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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