A major fire at a builders providers in Co Kildare has been brought under control.

Kildare Fire Service said the blaze broke out before 6pm at Heffernan's Builders Providers in Kildare town.

Six units of the fire service from Newbridge, Monasterevin and Naas, tackled the fire which is believed to have caused extensive damage.

Nobody was on the premises at the time and no injuries have been reported.

The Fire Service said there is no indication as to the cause of the blaze, but gardaí are at the scene.

Asbestos found at Artane fire site

Asbestos has been discovered at the site of a fire in Artane in Dublin.

Two units of the fire brigade are at the scene of the blaze in Dublin awaiting the arrival of an Environmental Health Unit.

The fire was reported around 4am at Butterly Business Park and seven units of the Fire Brigade attended the blaze.

It is understood the fire broke out in a children's play facility and rapidly spread to other premises.

The building where the fire originated is extensively damaged and the roof is thought to have caved in.

There are no reports of any injuries.

The business park was built on the site of the Stardust night club, the scene of a fire on Valentine's Day 1981 that left 48 young people dead.

€1m in damage at Longford showroom

Meanwhile, a garage showroom in Longford remains sealed off as Gardaí investigate a blaze that destroyed more than 10 camper vans and seven cars including a Porsche – all valued at over a €1 million.

Gardaí in Longford have declined to comment on the cause of the fire but after a day of forensic examination it has been decided to leave the area sealed off for further inquiries tomorrow.