Fire crews extinguish a fire on the roof of the Magic Lantern movie theater on Main Street in Bridgton on Wednesday morning. Advertiser Democrat photo by A.M. Sheehan

BRIDGTON — A predawn fire Wednesday at the Magic Lantern movie theater on Main Street caused minor damage but no injuries.

Paul Field, deputy chief of the Bridgton Fire Department, said a heating unit on the roof caught fire. It was reported at about 5:30 a.m.

Field said there was minor damage to the interior side of the roof and the interior of the building.

The fire was out by 7 a.m.

“A propane company and an electrician are working on identifying the problem and re-energizing the rest of the building,” Field said.

A representative from the theater did not know if it would reopen Wednesday, Field said.

Main Street was closed while crews from Harrison, Naples, Sweden, Denmark and Norway battled the fire.

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