Emergency services attended the scene of a fire at a medical centre in Portlaoise on Monday afternoon.
Portlaoise fire service and gardai were at a fire at Kilminchy Medical Centre at 19 Kilminchy Court within a matter of minutes.
The fire started around 4pm on Monday afternoon.
It is understood a bookie office and apartments surrounding the medical centre were evacuated as the fire service dealt with the fire.
It is not yet known if anyone was injured.
Kilminchy is the largest housing estate in Portlaoise.