Emergency services are investigating a potential fire on Leitrim Street, heading into Cork city centre.
Motorists have reported poor visibility in the area with a lot of smoke and there is also mention of a strong smell.
Gardaí confirmed to The Echo that they have received reports of the smoke in the area and are en route to investigate.
A number of units of the fire service are in attendance.
Caution is advised in the area as visibility is said to be significantly diminished.