WATERVILLE, Maine — Officials are investigating a fire that damaged a unit at Elm Towers, a housing complex for the elderly, on Thursday afternoon, Waterville Fire Captain Jeff Brazier said.

Units from Waterville and Winslow were called to the seven-story complex around 4 p.m., Brazier said. Elm Towers houses roughly 50 to 60 tenants, according to Brazier.

Heavy smoke was contained to a unit on the seventh floor, Brazier said. Despite initial concerns that the tenant was not accounted for, crews learned the tenant had gone shopping, the captain said.

Brazier said the affected apartment was heavily damaged but is repairable. No injuries were reported, and crews had the fire under control in about ten minutes.

A cause has not been determined but Brazier said foul play is not suspected.

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