BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A fire in Biddeford drew attention but didn't cause a whole lot of damage Sunday afternoon.
The flames broke out around 2:30pm at the soon-to-be-shuttered Maine Energy Recovery Company, or MERC.
The Biddeford Fire Department says trash and debris on a conveyor belt had caught fire, but it was contained within a half hour.
The flames only damaged the trash and the conveyor belt.
Five crews helped out and no one was injured.
The city of Biddeford bought MERC just a few weeks ago, they'll be shutting it down at the end of the month and using a facility in Westbrook to handle their waste.
The plant will be repurposed for development.