Fire at Tennessee Animal Rescue Injures Workers, Firefighter, Animals

December 6, 2017

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.

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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