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BREAKING: Staff evacuate Emergency Department at Limerick hospital due to fire

A FIRE caused the evacuation of the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick.

A representative for the UL Hospitals Group confirmed to the Leader that Limerick Fire and Rescue Service responded to the underground car park at University Hospital Limerick overnight after a car fire. The vehicle’s owners were unharmed.

The fire is thought to have started due to a mechanical failure.

“At around 00.45 a.m., staff were informed to a fire in the parking lot beneath the Critical Care Block. A member of the public had also phoned the emergency services, who responded quickly to the location to put out the fire. Another member of the public was there at the time and was unharmed “said the