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Turlock Rural firefighters keep flames at bay at veterinary hospital
fire at vet hospital
Turlock Rural Firefighters keep flames from spreading in an outbuilding that caught fire at the Veterinary Medical Center located on S. First Street (Photo contributed).

The Turlock Rural Firefighters were able to stop a fire in an outbuilding at a veterinary clinic before it reached the main facility and any of the animals.

The fire broke out around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday in a structure at Veterinary Medical Center at 1342 S. First St. in Turlock. In the first dispatch it is was unknown as to what was on fire, but en route firefighters learned it was an outbuilding on the property and additional fire engines were requested to respond to the scene.

The fire was threatening to spread to other structures on the property, including the main facility, but firefighters made an aggressive and quick attack and were able to keep the flames from spreading. The fire was kept contained to the point of origin and brought under control within 60 minutes, according to the Turlock Rural Fire Department.

No animals were hurt from the fire.

A total of 25 firefighters responded to the fire. Mutual aid was given by Denair, Keyes, Hughson and Mountain View.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigation Unit.