It has emerged that two Prison Officers are recovering after a fire at Limerick Prison on Thursday night last. It is understood the fire which broke out in the control room at the prison may have been as a result of an electrical fault.
The incident occurred at around 11.30pm
Three Units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident and contained the fire in the control room area. Both prison officers suffered smoke inhalation during the fire and were taken to University Hospital Limerick where they’re condition was described as ‘stable’.
No prisoners were evacuated during the incident which only lasted a short time.