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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Fire rages at city building formerly owned by the Limerick Leader newspaper

The building is located a few yards from the offices of the local newspaper.

DSC_6025 Source: Dave Mullen

A MAJOR FIRE is raging at a building in Limerick city.

The building is believed to be a derelict premises formerly owned by the Limerick Leader newspaper, a number of sources at the newspaper said.

The building is located a few yards from the offices of the local newspaper, but the two buildings are not joined.

“They are separated by an alleyway,” said another reliable source.

No injuries have been reported.

Munster Fire Control received the alert around 4pm.

Four appliances attached to Limerick City and County Fire Service are attending the blaze.

At least twenty emergency calls were received by Munster Fire Control about a fire in the vicinity of Upper Glentworth Street.

“It is a substantial fire,” a source said.

A large plume of black smoke from the fire has spread across the city centre.

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