Conveyer belt catches fire at Waste Management building

A conveyer belt fire was quickly extinguished Tuesday morning at a Waste Management building in Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Fire Department said crews responded to 1800 Broadway Street Northeast just before 8:40 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the rear loading docks.

The department says employees were already spraying water on a fire in a large conveyer belt that was packed with cardboard and trash debris.

It took some extensive overhaul but crews were able to get through large amounts of cardboard and trash debris to extinguish the fire, MFD said.

No injuries were reported and the fire was contained to just the conveyer belt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.