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Chessington fire: Photos of aftermath

Firefighters access the damage by this morning's blaze. Credit: London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade has released photographs showing how "badly damaged" the restaurant is, that caught alight this morning.

Fire investigators will be looking into the cause.

The fire is now out and under control. Credit: London Fire Brigade

Chessington statement on fire: All staff and animals are safe

Chessington World of Adventures has made a statement following a fire that broke out earlier this morning.

It says:

-The blaze has been brought under control but fire officers remain on site

-The park was closed at the time and no guests were involved

-All staff and animals are safe and well

-Chessington World of Adventures in conjunction with the Fire Service are investigating the cause of the fire.

Chessington fire: travel update

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'Large part of cafe is alight' at Chessington theme park

A large part of the restaurant at the Chessington theme park is alight and fire crews are attempting to bring the blaze under control.

The fire is affecting a large part of a restaurant within the park, and crews are working hard to bring it under control. There were a lot of flames and the area was quite smoky when we arrived, but thankfully firefighters are making very good progress. Luckily it doesn't seem like anyone has been involved or injured. We're working with our partners at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service along with the police and ambulance services to ensure the incident is brought safely under control.

– Craig Carter, LFB Station Manager
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Chessington fire 'in Santa's grotto'

The fire at Chessington World of Adventure is in a cafe which was being used as Santa's grotto over the Christmas period.

During the festive season the park opens for restricted hours and with access just to part of the zoo, this includes the Creaky cafe where visitors could visit the 'Night before Christmas - A Magical Adventure' attraction.

Chessington fire: Ambulance crew on scene, but no reports of injuries

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