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Update five – Fire at the zoo

ACT Fire & Rescue will maintain a crew on scene overnight in case of any flare ups.

The initial damage bill is estimated at several hundred thousands of dollars with equipment, supplies and infrastructure impacted by the fire.

The cause is undetermined but not suspicious.

Update four – Fire at the zoo

The fire has been fully extinguished. Fire crews are now mopping up to ensure there are no hot spots remaining.

The cause will be investigated but it’s not believed to be suspicious at this time.

The whole facilty was evacuated and will remain closed to the public for the rest of today.

Update three – Fire at the zoo

Firefighters have contained the fire to shed where it’s believed to have started.

There has been a partial roof collapse with fire crews now working to fully extinguish the remaining fire.

The affected area is located near the lions and tigers enclosure with the animals being cared for by zoo staff.

Update two – Fire at the zoo

Firefighters are continuing to work on extinguishing the blaze which has impacted on a number of sheds used to store maintenance equipment.

The on site hotel, bungalow and tree house accommodation facilities have been evacuated as a precaution.

Zoo staff are taking care of the animals nearby to ensure their safety and welfare.

The zoo itself is still operating and not impacted on by the fire.

Update – Fire at the zoo

Firefighters have arrived to find what they believe to be a maintenance shed alight.

Three fire pumpers, two fire tankers, Bronto, breathing apparatus support crew and commander are on scene.

Fire crews are working to extinguish the fire. Several staff have relocated to another area of the property.