Wisconsin River Meats says portion of Mauston plant a total loss after fire

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MAUSTON, Wis. — Wisconsin River Meats is asking people not to come by its plant today as firefighters continue to work on putting out a fire that started overnight.

In a pair of Facebook posts Thursday, the Mauston-based company says the old portion of its plant is a total loss after the fire. They’re also asking people to avoid the area for now to allow firefighters the space they need to move trucks through the area.

The company says it will need some time to transition some of its business and invoicing to its warehouse.

Wisconsin River Meats also says all venison customers’ meat and orders are stored in a separate building and those were not affected by the fire.