News Sections
Audio
Zoo Exhibit Catches Flame
Updated May 5, 2013 12:04 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(FORT WAYNE) - All zoo workers and the animals at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo are fine this morning following a blaze that sent flames bursting into the air.

The fire started Friday afternoon in the future home of the zoo's African journey exhibit - which is supposed to open in April 2009.

Zoo Director, Jim Anderson says a construction worker was cutting through a piece of foam with a hot wire and flames shot up. Extinguishers wouldn't work on the blaze - and it quickly grew out of control.

No damage estimate yet. The project was expected to cost 10.5 million dollars.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback