Crews extinguish small fire at Brandywine Zoo

August 17, 2013 3:51:06 PM PDT
The Wilmington Fire Department says it responded to a small fire at the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington.

The fire was reported shortly before noon. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that firefighters saw smoke in a zoo building and found a small fire around a clothes dryer.

The department says firefighters helped zoo staff relocate animals in the affected building, and no people or animals were injured. The fire was placed under control in about a half-hour.

Last month, the zoo was closed temporarily after a large oak tree fell on its monkey house, forcing the evacuation of 24 small monkeys and one bird.

The Brandywine Zoo is Delaware's only zoo and draws about 80,000 visitors a year.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.


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