Emergency services in Waterford battle fire in derelict building
Four units from the Waterford Fire Brigade are battling a fire at a derelict building in the city.
The alarm was raised at 7.40pm this evening, after a passerby noticed a plume of smoke coming from a building located in Bilberry.
The blaze is not near a residential area so emergency services say no evacuation has taken place.
It is understood the building has not been in use for a number of years.
Attempts to extinguish it were suspended for a time because of safety risks posed by burning chemicals.
There are no reports of any injuries and the fire is in a largely rural area.
An official cause for the fire has yet to be established.