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Mulch fire extends to KFC exterior in Westminster

Firefighters responded to a mulch fire at Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 400 block of Center St. on Saturday afternoon, according to Westminster Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Kevin Dayhoff.

At about 1:50 p.m., firefighters responded to a call of a nonresidential fire at the KFC. Mulch next to the building had ignited, and the fire had spread to the exterior of the building.

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Firefighters from Westminster and Pleasant Valley volunteer fire companies quickly contained the fire by 2 p.m. Cleanup lasted until 2:45 p.m.

Though an exact cause has not been determined, Dayhoff urged residents to exercise caution in the summer months when extinguishing small flames and cigarettes, taking care to dispose of them in proper receptacles.

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