About fifty fire fighters from Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny were called to the blaze, which broke out at around 6 p.m. this evening in an interior design business on Thomas Street.
The premises of the company, which specialises - among other things - in the design and installation of kitchens (and stores therefore a significant amount of wood) have been seriously damaged.
But fortunately no one was injured by the fire.
The Fire Service says it will keep an eye on the building overnight, to make sure it does not re-ignite.
Gardaí have set up traffic diversions and Thomas Street is blocked from the Quay up to Barker Street. So is the adjacent middle part of Barker Street, and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
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