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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Some injured in Limerick Prison fire

At least two people have been treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns after a fire at Limerick Prison this evening.

Three units of Limerick fire service tackled the blaze which broke out after 8pm and it was quickly brought under control. Two ambulances were also seen at the facility.

It is unknown tonight whether the two injured are prisoners or staff at the jail. It is also not known how big or bad the fire was.

One of the two was brought to Limerick regional hospital.The newsWire has learned tonight that the fire may have started in a cell at the complex.

We should hear more details tomorrow.

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