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First pictures from inside Chester Zoo fire zone

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New images show the extent of the damage to the Chester Zoo Monsoon Forest complex.

The Chief Fire Officer at Cheshire Fire and Rescue tweeted the series of photos which show the remains of the rainforest habitat.

Exposed beams and ashes fill what was originally a lush tropical enclosure for a number of rare South-Asian species.

The images reveal that the roof has been completely destroyed.

The enclosure, which was built three years ago has been left badly damaged following the blaze.



The scene following the fire

Plumes of smoke was seen coming from the complex as the huge flames ripped through the habitat.

At least 15 fire engines were at the scene as officers battled to contain the blaze, which was extinguished on Saturday evening.

Chief Fire Officer at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Mark Cashin has tweeted images of the damage.



First pictures from inside Chester Zoo fire zone
The scene following the fire

He posted: “Fabulous multi agency effort to bring fire under control at Chester Zoo. Excellent work from Chester Zoo staff too.

“Very complex incident – well managed. As a result all the orangutans were saved and most of the building.”

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Chester Zoo fire

The fire resulted in a large scale evacuation of the popular tourist attraction.

There were no human injuries and the zoo has since confirmed that all the mammals had been “accounted for”.


Source : DailyPost

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