TWO firemen were hospitalised after three fire brigade units came under attack as they dealt with a blaze.
Limerick City Council Fire and Rescue Service dispatched three fire appliances and a crew of 12 fire fighters to attend two houses on fire at Salvia Court in Southill on the southside of the city at 8.20pm on Wednesday.
As they tackled the fires at the derelict houses they were attacked by a group of youths throwing rocks.
In fear of the safety of his crew, the Fire Service Incident Commander drew back from the incident and requested assistance from gardai.
Two fire-fighters were injured and the windscreen of a high-reach fire-fighting appliance was broken by a rock.