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Visitors evacuated as fire breaks out at Chester Zoo

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In a Facebook post, the zoo confirmed: “The zoo’s animal teams are working to move all animals away from the incident.”

Fire can be seen coming from the zoo. Pic: FYJJoinery
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Fire can be seen coming from the zoo. Pic: FYJJoinery

Footage online shows huge plumes of smoke coming from the top of a building.

The zoo said the fire brigade are attending the fire which has broken out at the Monsoon Forest habitat.

It is the largest indoor zoo exhibit in UK history, according to Chester Zoo, and is home to tropical animals and plants.

Crocodiles, monkeys and exotic birds are among the animals housed in the exhibit.

Chester Zoo is home to 21,000 animals.

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