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Firefighters from Lewiston and Auburn respond Wednesday morning to a fire alarm at Strawberry Fields Apothecary on Strawberry Avenue in Lewiston. They knocked down flames in the building but were the fire moved into the ceiling. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Fire officials said an electrical problem caused Wednesday’s fire at a local marijuana dispensary.

Firefighters extinguish flames Wednesday morning on the roof of at Strawberry Fields Apothecary on Strawberry Avenue in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof of the building in an empty warehouse area at the back of the building at 44 Strawberry Ave., said Strawberry Fields Apothecary manager Darsi Simonds.

The fire caused “very little” damage in a 15-square-foot section near where there was a water tank, she said, because the building is made from concrete and steel.

The business was interrupted for most of the day because power was shut down to the building, she said.

After visits from fire and electrical inspectors, Central Maine Power Company turned the power back on Wednesday afternoon, Simonds said.

The store and grow rooms in the building were not damaged, she said.

“It was contained pretty quick,” she said.

Fire officials said there were no injuries.

A waste removal worker who empties the dumpster at the building noticed smoke and called the business to alert employees, she said.

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