A wood processing plant in south Kilkenny was evacuated overnight following a fire at the premises.

Fire crews from Waterford and Kilkenny were called to the scene at Smartply at Belview Port around 10pm.

It is understood extensive damage was caused to the roof of the premises, while some damage was caused inside the building.

Emergency services remained at the scene until 5am and extinguished the fire.

No-one was injured in the incident.

Gardaí say they are not treating the fire as suspicious at this time.