Units of the Laois County Fire and Rescue service are currently battling a blaze at a house in Portlaoise.
A house at Laurel Drive, Esker Hills, in Portlaoise burst into flames a short time ago.
Local sources say that the house was empty at the time but the cause of the fire is not known at this time.
There are no reports of injuries.
The fire was attended to by the Portlaoise and Stradbally units of Laois County Fire and Rescue and by local gardai.
LS11 Portlaoise and LS18 Stradbally currently in attendance at a vacant house fire in Portlaoise. pic.twitter.com/RBgfITAI3D
— Laois Fire & Rescue (@LaoisFireRescue) July 11, 2017