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Chief Fire office thanks officers for bringing fire at Chester Zoo under control.

Chester Zoo Credit: Lucy Meacock

Cheshire Chief Fire office thanks officers for bringing fire at Chester Zoo under control.

All agencies worked hard to resolve this incident but naturally I am proud of the Firefighters that worked incredibly hard. They were faced with an escalating fire in a complex building whilst considering the safety of people and animals. Very complex incident - well managed. As a result all the Orangutans were saved and most of the building

– Mark Cashin, Chief Fire Officer
Chester Zoo Credit: Mark Cashin

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