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
Fire investigators say the fire at Chester Zoo at the weekend was caused by an electrical fault.
Chester Zoo has thanked all those who have donated after a fire killed a number of animals - vowing to continue its conservation mission.