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Gardaí investigating after Limerick firefighters attacked at bonfire

No firefighters required medical attention following the incident.

Image: Shutterstock/Justyna Kaminska

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after a fire truck was damaged in Limerick while firefighters were attending a bonfire on Sunday night.

At around 8.35pm, one appliance from Limerick city was sent to a bonfire at Claughaun Road, Garryowen.

It’s understood that up to 15 youths were involved in the incident.

A source told that planks of wood, a shovel and a pool cue were used in the attack and the front windscreen of the fire truck was smashed with a rock.

No firefighters required medical attention following the incident.

Gardaí attended the scene and are currently investigating but no arrests have yet been made.

A spokesperson for Limerick city and county council said the service was “not making any comment”.

Earlier this year firefighter came under attack while attending a rubbish fire in the north of the city.

Read: Large rocks and timber blocks thrown at Limerick firefighters>

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