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Minor gas fire at The Stables restaurant in Westminster put out quickly

The Westminster fire company along with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported kitchen fire at The Stables at Westminster Restaurant and Lounge on East Main Street on Wednesday morning.
The Westminster fire company along with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported kitchen fire at The Stables at Westminster Restaurant and Lounge on East Main Street on Wednesday morning. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

Fire crews responded to a kitchen fire at The Stables at Westminster restaurant that was resolved within minutes and caused no injuries.

The first call for service came at 8:57 a.m. and the first personnel were at the restaurant at 452 E. Main St., at 9:01 a.m., Westminster Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Kevin Dayhoff said.

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According to Lt. Guy Garheart of the Westminster fire department, “Upon arrival, we found an active gas fire in the kitchen. Westminster personnel quickly secured the gas supply, which extinguished the fire with no further fire extension in the structure.”

Fire department personnel secured the gas line and the fire was out by 9:06.

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According to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, no smoke alarms or sprinklers were present. The estimated value of the fire’s damage was $2,000, the notice states.

The Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and New Windsor fire companies responded, according to Dayhoff.

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