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Tragic Fire Claims Child’s Life in Limerick

LIMERICK – In a devastating incident early on Tuesday morning, a fatal fire engulfed a three-story residence in Limerick, resulting in the tragic death of a child. The Limerick City Fire Brigade responded promptly to the emergency, but the blaze had already taken hold of the structure.

The incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. at a residence on Ormond Street, Limerick. The house, a three-story building, became the scene of a fierce fire, prompting a swift response from the Limerick City Fire Brigade, aided by Constable Conway and the local constabulary.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a challenging situation with flames consuming the building. Despite their efforts, the fire had spread rapidly through the structure, claiming several rooms. During the rescue operation, the lifeless body of a child was found in the burning building. The victim, severely burned, was immediately transported to the hospital by ambulance, where they succumbed to their injuries.

The fire, which ravaged four separate flats within the building, led to the complete destruction of the structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation, with authorities exploring various possibilities. Preliminary findings suggest the fire originated within the building, but the exact cause is yet to be determined.

At the subsequent inquest, presided over by J. Hargreaves and a jury, praise was given for the courageous actions of individuals involved in the rescue efforts. Special acknowledgment was directed towards Bill Bradin, who bravely rescued the child from the burning building. The jury commended his swift and decisive response in the face of the tragedy.

The Coroner, expressing condolences to the grieving family, announced that the circumstances surrounding the incident would be brought to the attention of the Royal Limerick Society. The tragic loss of life underscores the importance of fire safety measures and the need for continued efforts to prevent such incidents.

This heartbreaking event has left the community in mourning, and local authorities are extending support to the affected family. As the investigation into the cause of the fire continues, the community is urged to remain vigilant about fire safety and take necessary precautions to prevent such devastating incidents in the future.

Limerick residents are coming together to support the affected family during this difficult time, emphasizing the need for communal solidarity in the face of tragedy.

Dublin Daily Express – Wednesday 01 January 1913

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