PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)- Some small wood pellets caused some big damage at Port Panama City Monday afternoon.
At around 3:30 Monday afternoon the Panama City Fire Department was dispatched to the Port Authority facility in response to large flames and heavy smoke.
When they arrived they say they found a conveyor belt system on fire.
Officials from the Port Authority say the conveyor belt moves wood pellets onto a ship, and some left over pellets caught fire.
It took firefighters about 10 minutes to control most of the fire and at 4:20 fire officials say the scene was contained.
Fire investigators say the cause of the fire was electrical or mechanical.
Bay County EMS responded as a precaution, but no one was injured.