RISING SUN, Md. (WJZ) – The Plumpton Park Zoo in Cecil County is temporarily closed due to a fire that left several animals dead early Saturday morning, according to the zoo’s Facebook page.
The fire broke out around 8 a.m. inside the reptile house at Plumpton Park Zoo. It left six animals dead, including four birds and two snakes, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19; Marks March 5 As Day Of Remembrance
It took 20 minutes for firefighters to control the flames.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
Investigators say the preliminary cause of the fire is an accidental electrical event that was discovered by an employee at the zoo.
The zoo said that veterinarians tended to the animals that were rescued by staff and firefighters.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Public Schools To Allow Inner County Sporting Events Beginning Next Friday
Any tickets that were bought in advance for Saturday will be refunded, according to the Zoo.