Portland firefighters responded to a fire at a coffee roaster on Quarry Road Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out at 9 a.m. in some coffee bean husks in a hopper at Kerry Company at 40 Quarry Road. The fire was extinguished when the husks were removed from a pipe and a small amount of water was applied, a department spokesman said.

The fire did not affect any beans. Kerry roasts beans for a number of coffee companies.

Nobody was injured and the last fire company left the business at 10 a.m.

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