MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A west central Minnesota trucking company suffered extensive damage in a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire departments from Grove City, Atwater, Litchfield and Eden Valley were called at about 1:08 p.m. to the 561000 block of Highway 12 for a fire at D and D Ventures. When crews arrived, there was an active fire in wood shavings inside a 75′ by 300′ storage shed.READ MORE: Baby Zebra Born At Como Zoo
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal also responded to the scene.READ MORE: Next Weather: Soaking Rain Wednesday, Weekend Warmup Ahead
There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire, but business owner Dale Hoerchler said the damaged caused by the blaze is estimated at between $250,000 and $300,000.MORE NEWS: Wednesday Marks 2 Years Since George Floyd's Murder
Authorities said it appears the fire started with a faulty bearing on a conveyer that was being used to load wood shavings into trucks.