LEWISTON - The Lewiston Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at PK Metals at just before 1 P.M. Wednesday afternoon. Maintenance crews had requested a single engine respond for smoke coming from one of the bag houses.

The bag houses are contaminant collection points for the air handling systems for the on site manufacturing process. 

Upon arrival crews made access to the bag house with assistance from on site personnel. Additional assistance was requested to help with fire access and control, and after an additional engine and battalion chief responded the fire was quickly extinguished and crews checked for extension into other areas of the plant. The fire damage was limited to the bag house area. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage values are unknown at this time. No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire.