13 Jul '11, 8pm

Fire At San Diego Zoo Caused By Arsonist | Care2 Causes

Fire At San Diego Zoo Caused By Arsonist | Care2 Causes

Investigators confirmed the fire at the San Diego Zoo on Monday was no accident. The pre-dawn blaze tore through a large gift shop outside the Giant Panda exhibit and badly damaged the store. Thanks to the quick action of a zoo security guard who spotted the flames at 1:12 a.m. Monday morning and called 911 for help, none of the pandas were hurt. The gift shop was approximately 50 yards from the bears and an aviary. Zoo Spokesperson Christina Simmons told San Diego 6 news , “The fire was a scare for all of us. Anytime there’s a major fire we are concerned particularly for the animals in our collection. The animals are doing fine.” After spending 7 hours investigating the damage, San Diego Fire Spokesman Maurice Luque alerted the zoo about the suspicious nature of the fire. He said, “We know it’s arson.” Sources told the news station “an employee who had access to the park ...

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