A machine caught fire Saturday night at the high-tech manufacturing company Elmet Technologies in Lewiston.

The fire was reported shortly before 9 p.m. and involved a machine that was being purged with several gases, said Capt. Rick Cailler of the Lewiston Fire Department.

Once the gases were shut off, the fire was put out in less than 15 minutes, Cailler said.

Elmet Technologies makes components from molybdenum and tungsten for use in products such as semiconductors, LED lights, medical imaging equipment, munitions and aerospace components. Just last month, the company was purchased by Anania & Associates Investments of Portland and some of the company’s executives.

Cailler said the only damage in the fire was to the machine, which he valued at about $20,000.

No one was hurt in the fire.