Officials rule fire at Colby College accidental

Fire at Colby Biomass Facility
Fire at Colby Biomass Facility(Waterville Fire/Rescue)
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 1:32 PM EST
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WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - Officials say the fire at a building on the Colby College campus early Wednesday morning was accidental.

The Waterville Fire Department says they responded to the Biomass-fueled steam plant just before 3:30 a.m.

They found a conveyor belt carrying biomass wood chips had caught fire across three floors.

Aid from multiple area departments helped to put out the fire quickly.

There were no injuries, but Colby staff is still assessing the building damage.