Emergency services have cordoned off the Apple Market in Waterford City after reports of a gas leak this afternoon.
WLR FM reports that two units of the fire service were parked in the Apple Market at lunchtime today, while the entire outdoor seating area has been blocked off.
It's understood members of the public reported smelling gas in the area.
Members of the fire service are concentrating their efforts on an area between The Hub pub and the Apple Market Car Park.
Beat now understands that petrol fumes are being blamed for what was earlier thought to be a gas leak in Waterford City.
It is thought that petrol had gotten into storm drains, forcing fumes to rise.
Bord Gáis has since visited the area and are understood to be satisfied that no gas is being leaked.
The area remains cornered off while drains are being flushed.