A number of houses have suffered damage after a fire broke out in a housing estate in Mullingar last night.
Four houses have been left extensively damaged this morning after last night's blaze.
Gardaí and fire services were called to the scene of the house fire at The Avenue, Lakepoint Park in Mullingar after 8.30pm last night.
Four units of the fire brigade arrived at the scene to tackle the blaze.
The fire is believed to have started in one semi-detached house before spreading to another home.
It then spread to a separate building nearby where two more homes were damaged.
Three people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
There have been no reports of anyone having suffered any serious injuries.
Fire services managed to extinguish the fires late last night.
The scene is currently preserved for examination by Gardaí.
Gardai say there is no reason to believe the fire was started deliberately.
RTE journalist Sinead Hussey was at the scene and tweeted an image of emergency services at the scene.
— Sinéad Hussey (@SineadHus) September 25, 2018
A local resident was also present to capture an image of one of the houses engulfed in flames.
— Noel Marshall (@marshallnoel) September 25, 2018
A Garda spokesman said last night: “Shortly after 8.30pm, gardai and fire services were called to the scene of a house fire at The Avenue, Lakepoint in Mullingar.
“Two houses have been extensively damaged by the fire and two further houses have been damaged by smoke.
“There are no reports of any serious injuries."
A forensic examination will be carried out at the scene today.