Workers, firefighter, animals injured in Tennessee fire

Photo: Anderson County Sheriff's Department (Facebook)

Veterinarians in Tennessee are treating animals injured in a fire at a zoo and rescue facility for exotic animals.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 5:03 PM

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) - Veterinarians in Tennessee are treating animals injured in a fire at a zoo and rescue facility for exotic animals.

Anderson County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Mark Lucas told WATE-TV that some zoo workers and a firefighter also suffered minor injuries.


Photo: Anderson County Sheriff's Department (Facebook)

Lucas said that Little Ponderosa Zoo workers rescued some of the animals. Lucas said it's not known how many animals were injured or died.

The station said five volunteer fire departments and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to the blaze, which was reported just after noon Monday.

The fire is believed to be accidental, and investigators are working to determine the cause.

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Information from: WATE-TV, http://www.wate.com/

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12/4/2017 3:55:24 PM (GMT -6:00)

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