PORTLAND, Maine (Portland Press Herald) The cause of a fire that damaged a Portland fire station Sunday evening will be investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Deputy Fire Chief Mike Nixon said the fire, which broke out around 6 p.m. in the kitchen area of the Allen Avenue fire station, caused moderate damage to the kitchen and smoke damage throughout the one-story building, which houses the Ladder 4 and Medcu 4 fire companies. Nixon said it made sense to have an independent agency take a look at the cause.