Fire in United Kingdom on December 23 2017 06:01 PM (UTC).
Officials are checking the rest of the animal population and the zoo remained closed to the public on what had been expected to be a busy day at the popular facility in Regent's Park. TV footage from the scene showed the Adventure Cafe and shop to be badly damaged. The fire started shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday, and staff members who live on the site immediately started moving animals to safety, officials said. It took 72 firefighters just over three hours to put the fire out. London Fire Brigade Station Manager Clive Robinson said firefighters will stay at the zoo to dampen any small pockets of fire.