Fire At Metro Richmond Zoo In Virginia Kills One Animal

  • A fire that tore through the Metro Richmond Zoo in Virginia killed one animal and “completely destroyed” multiple structures on Sunday night, officials said.
  • A worker reported the fire at 9:50 p.m., after the blaze started in the zoo’s workshop area, zoo officials said. The flames quickly spread to the animal hospital, feed storage room and zookeeper service area, destroying the structures.
  • Ten animals were in the buildings that caught fire, according to the officials, with firefighters and zoo staff managing to rescue nine. One meerkat that was receiving care in the animal hospital died.
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