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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Firefighters attacked with stones as they put out May Eve bonfires

A number of stones hit the vehicle, but nobody was injured.

Image: Limerick Fire via Twitter

FIREFIGHTERS IN LIMERICK responding to bonfires were attacked with stones last night.

The fire service also responded to a hoax report that a woman had gone into the River Shannon.

The crews had been attending a number of May Eve bonfires in the city when they were attacked at Crecora Avenue in the Ballinacurra area. A number of youths threw stones at the fire truck.

Though a number of stones hit the vehicle, nobody was injured and no major damage was recorded.

In another incident, firefighters were called to a report that a woman had entered the River Shannon at Thomond Bridge. After dispatching a rescue FireSwift boat, along with gardaí and a HSE ambulance, rescuers deemed the callout a hoax.

In total, the service attended 15 bonfires, extinguishing one over safety concerns.

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