A woman was taken to hospital after she was rescued from a burning building in Limerick City.
The fire broke out at a vacant building on Broad Street shortly after 1pm yesterday. According to eyewitnesses, at least one other man was given oxygen on a footpath outside the building.
A woman, who was found semi-conscious having suffered the effects of smoke inhalation, was rescued by a fire officer from an upstairs room.
She was removed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. Her age and condition are unknown. Three units of Limerick City fire and rescue service, and a fire tender from Shannon, Co Clare, attended the scene. The fire has now been brought under control.
A male eyewitness said he saw plumes of black smoke exiting the street-side upstairs windows of the two-storey building and heard screams.
"There was one man receiving oxygen on the footpath outside the building," the man said. "There were people screaming. I don't know who they were."
The building, which used to be run as a rugby-themed pub, The Tri Line, is now vacant.