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Fire Breaks Out at Zoo Refreshment Stand

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A fire occurred at a kettle corn stand at the St. Louis Zoo on June 6, 2014. Photo: Twitter / @STLFireDept

A fire occurred at a kettle corn stand at the St. Louis Zoo on June 6, 2014. Photo: Twitter / @STLFireDept

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Around 12:30 p.m. Monday, a fire broke out at one of the Zoo’s refreshment stands, which serves kettle corn.

The St. Louis Zoo says that the fire was isolated to the stand and did not spread. It was extinguished within minutes of the fire department’s arrival.

There were no injuries.

The origin of the fire is under investigation.

Visitors were immediately moved from the area around the stand near the South Entrance and the train was stopped. Visitors were allowed to exit the Zoo at the North Entrance and another gate near the Primate House was opened for those who parked at the South Entrance.

The south entrance to the zoo is now open, and all exhibits and train are operating.

The immediate area around the refreshment stand is the only area closed at this time.

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