- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say two firefighters suffered minor injuries and the condition of six turtles was unknown after a fire at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Zoo spokeswoman Gigi Allianic said Thursday afternoon that smoke was pouring from a building that formerly housed a nocturnal exhibit.

She says the exhibit closed in 2010 and initially said no animals were in the building. A statement from the zoo Thursday night, however, said six small turtles were in a hibernation chamber in the building.

Zoo officials say about 200 reptiles and amphibians, as well as a tree kangaroo, were evacuated from an adjacent building that had lost power.

Allianic says the zoo evacuated visitors and that an event scheduled for Thursday evening was canceled but the zoo would re-open Friday.

The Seattle Fire Department tweeted that the fire was in the attic of the building.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide