An investigation is under way into a fire at a garage in Longford town during the early hours of this morning.

Five cars have been burned out following the fire at a premises along the main Dublin road in the town, shortly after 4am.

Gardaí have said they are not ruling the possibility of arson.

Fire crews from Longford attended the scene and managed to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to other cars which were parked up outside.

Garda forensic teams are currently at the scene and are also examining CCTV footage.

They have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual along the main Dublin road between 3am and 4am this morning is asked to contact Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.