LIMERICK, Ireland - A fire that started at a factory in Limerick city, shortly after 8 pm on Monday evening, was finally brought under control on Tuesday morning.
The major blaze was said to have broken out at a scrap metal recycling factory in Limerick city and after being alerted about the blaze, fire fighters rushed to the scene at 8 pm last evening.
With the large fire spreading rapidly, officials said that about ten units of Limerick and Clare Fire Services were deployed to the scene at United Metals on Ballysimon Road.
The fire units used a 100ft aerial appliance to deal with the massive flames, with firefighting efforts still going on past midnight, and into the morning.
At about 6.30 am on Tuesday, reports noted that firefighters were finally seen leaving the scene after the fire had been brought under control.
A spokesperson at the Munster Fire Control headquarters confirmed that a 999 alert was sent around 8.18pm.
In a statement, the Limerick Fire Service said that the damage caused to the building due to the massive blaze was minimal.
Further, they confirmed that no one was believed to be inside the building at the time the fire broke out.
However, gardai have said that an investigation has been launched and so far, they have not ascertained the cause of the blaze.
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