Emergency services and local authority staff are this evening continuing to respond to a partial building collapse in a Cork town.
Cork County Council said that its staff are at the scene of the incident on Main Street in Mitchelstown, after being alerted to the partial building collapse at around 6pm.
No injuries have been reported, it said.
Emergency Services and Council staff are currently responding to a partial building collapse on Main Street Mitchelstown.— Cork County Council (@Corkcoco) July 7, 2021
No injuries have been reported.
Traffic restrictions remain in place while the building is being further assessed.
Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/eR3j2ocZS4
This evening the local authority said it had requested the attendance of a specialist structural engineer on site to assess and advise on the partial building collapse.
"They are currently attending on site and engaging with emergency personnel to ensure public safety is safeguarded."
A garda spokesperson confirmed that houses on either side of the building had been evacuated.
People are being urged to avoid the area.
In a tweet, Cork County Council said that traffic restrictions remain in place while the building is being further assessed.
The road will remain closed overnight.