Gardaí in Galway are investigating a house fire in the Knocknacarra area of the city.

The house at the Western Distributor Road was extensively damaged in the blaze, which broke out shortly before 10am.

Gardaí said nobody was injured and they are still trying to establish how the fire began.

A section of the Western Distributor Road was closed, as two units of the Galway Fire Service dealt with the blaze.