- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

DRAPER, Utah (AP) - Malfunctioning air conditioning units forced the evacuation of visitors and an exhibit full of penguins at an aquarium in northern Utah.

Firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming from the aquarium in Draper south of Salt Lake City at about 1 p.m. Saturday.

United Fire Authority Capt. Dan Brown told The Salt Lake Tribune (https://tinyurl.com/hszde9x) that there was no fire, but authorities found two air conditioning units were malfunctioning at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

All visitors were evacuated and 16 penguins were taken from the exhibit to a refrigerated area.

Three workers who helped transport the penguins suffered minor smoke inhalation and were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. Brown said they were reported in good condition.

A veterinarian who examined all 16 penguins says they were not harmed.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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