GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A spokesperson for an Alabama metropolis says about 75 animals died after a hearth at a petting zoo.

Birds, reptiles and guinea pigs have been among the many animals killed within the Sunday morning hearth at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden.

Information shops report that Gadsden Hearth Chief Wil Reed stated a passerby reported the hearth at 5:45 a.m.

Responding firefighters arrived to seek out the petting zoo and barn totally engulfed in flames.

The town stated the reason for the hearth is unknown. No folks have been reported injured.

A full investigation will probably be carried out by the Gadsden Hearth Division and the hearth marshal.

“The entire pasture animals and animals within the out of doors enclosures survived, however the animals inside the primary constructing didn’t,” Gadsden spokesman Michael Rodgers stated by way of e-mail to


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