Dundalk fire service personnel were called out to investigate a suspected gas leak just off the Ramparts in town this morning.
A strong smell of gas was reported at approximately 9.30am in the area of the County Library on Roden Place.
It is believed some staff were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.
The Fire Service subsequently made their way around towards the construction site at the Marshes to continue their investigation.
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