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Firefighters contain blaze at Seattle zoo, animals evacuated

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SEATTLE, Wash. -

(AP) - Firefighters have contained a blaze at Seattle's zoo in a building that was not housing animals.
    
Woodland Park Zoo spokeswoman Gigi Allianic told The Associated Press Thursday afternoon that smoke was pouring from a building that formerly housed a nocturnal exhibit.
    
She says that exhibit closed in 2010 and no animals were currently in the building. Allianic says evacuations were underway from an exhibit with 200 reptiles and amphibians in an adjacent building that had lost power.
    
Allianic says the zoo evacuated visitors as a precaution and that an event scheduled for Thursday evening was canceled.
    
The Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter Thursday afternoon the fire was in the attic of the building. Multiple news outlets reported that two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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12/15/2016 5:46:46 PM (GMT -8:00)

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