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Fire crews tackle blaze at London Zoo in Regent’s Park

PUBLISHED: 09:56 23 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:13 23 December 2017

Ten fire engines, and around 70 firefighters and officers are tackling the blaze.  Picture:  London Fire Brigade/PA Wire .

Ten fire engines, and around 70 firefighters and officers are tackling the blaze. Picture: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire .

Seventy firefighters attended a blaze at London Zoo in Regents Park.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called at 6.08am to the Adventure cafe and shop near the Meerkat enclosure.

Ten fire engines, and around 70 firefighters and officers were tackling the fire which was brought under control at around 10am.

A photograph posted on Twitter by LFB shows smoke billowing from the building as firefighters work at the scene.

A spokeswoman for LFB said: “Approximately half of an adventure cafe and shop, which also contains an animal petting area, is currently alight.

Firefighters are trying to get the blaze at London Zoo under control. Picture: London Fire BrigadeFirefighters are trying to get the blaze at London Zoo under control. Picture: London Fire Brigade

“It is not believed any animals are involved at this stage.”

She added that the cause of the fire is not currently known.

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