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No injuries after fire breaks out at Westminster wild game processing service behind Bullock's

No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported after a building fire at a Westminster wild game processing company Thursday.

The call went out at approximately 3:30 p.m. Emergency responders arrived to find fire showing from the windows and door at the front of M&G Wild Game Processing, located behind Bullock's Country Meats & Farm Market in the 2000 block of Sykesville Road, said Josh Evans, spokesman for the Westminster volunteer fire company.

Within 10 minutes of the arrival of the first fire engine from Westminster, the fire had been put out, with no injuries reported, Evans said.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal said Friday that the fire caused approximately $80,000 in damage to the structure and $40,000 in damages to its contents. The fire marshal has deemed the fire accidental, having began as a result of an electrical issue involving a small refrigerator, according to a notice of investigation.

A person who answered the phone at Bullock’s said their building did not sustain any damage as a result of the fire.

Approximately 40 firefighters were called to the scene, and as of 4 p.m., Evans estimated that crews would remain on the scene for about an hour.

To provide water for firefighting operations, crews had identified a nearby pond as a water source, but were able to extinguish the fire using water from tankers on scene, Evans said.

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