A fire and explosion on Sunday afternoon destroyed a manufacturing building and other structures in Chelsea, Maine.

Large Building Fire and Explosion in Maine

One of the buildings at New England Rent to Own exploded. The company makes modular homes and sheds.

No One Injured

The fires started around 1 pm. No one was inside and there were no reports of injuries, said WGME News.

Owners said Cause of Fire may have been from Lithium Batteries

The Maine Fire Marshal's Office said the owners believed that lithium batteries charging power tools inside the building may have caused the fire.

Eight Structures on Fire

At least eight structures caught fire. The main building was housed with building materials, unfinished modular homes and sheds.

Work in Another Facility

The company said it plans to work in another facility for the time being.

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