A fire has broken out at a restaurant in the centre of Cork city.
Four units of the fire brigade have been called to the blaze on Carey's Lane, just off Patrick Street in the city, and the the lane has been closed off by the fire brigade.
According to a witness, David Mc Donald, the fire broke out at around 12.35pm at the Aroi restaurant and is confined to the upper floors of the building.
Neighbouring shops and cafes have been closed while the fire brigade tackles the fire.
Mr McDonald said: "I had actually come in to town to go to Aroi!"
It is being reported that it started as a chimney fire and the ducting in the building is on fire.
Fire fighters are tackling a blaze at a restaurant on Carey's Lane #Cork. Ducting inside the bldg is ablaze— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) September 28, 2015
— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) September 28, 2015
Anyone down around Paul St able to identify the source of that smoke? pic.twitter.com/MxsFsnQeT1— Deirdre OShaughnessy (@deshocks) September 28, 2015
Gardaí were on the scene. The nearby French Church St was also closed as a precaution.