EAST MILLINOCKET – An investigation is underway at a paper mill in East Millinocket after it caught fire Monday night.
Crews were called to the former “Great Northern Paper Mill” around 6:30 p.m. Smoke was reported pouring from the building containing two of the mill’s paper machines.
Officials said the fire happened in a section of the mill that was already being torn down and it’s possible a piece of equipment inside may have started it.
East Millinocket Fire Chief Wes Brown stated “And without the demolition crew and their huge pieces of equipment, we’d still be there for hours and hours and hours. They brought the fire to us.”
The fire was contained around 9 p.m.