It broke out a derelict building earlier this evening.
Emergency services are dealing with a fire in Portlaoise.
The blaze broke out at a derelict portacabin behind the old Centrepoint Shopping Centre earlier this evening.
Laois Fire Service says two units from Portlaoise and Mountmellick are at the scene and the minor fire is now under control, with no injuries reported.
Images have been circulating on social media, suggesting a larger incident had taken place.