Monday, June 9, 2014

Kettle Corn Stand Catches Fire at Saint Louis Zoo (Photos)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM

click to enlarge The only casualty in this fire is the Kettle Corn. - STLFD ON TWITTER

No people or humans were hurt when a Kettle Corn snack stand at the Saint Louis Zoo caught fire Monday afternoon.

St. Louis Fire Department firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which Gregg Favre, the Command Staff Officer for the fire department, said was fueled by propane.

click to enlarge Firefighters at the south entrance to the zoo. - PHOTOS BY LINDSAY TOLER
  • Photos by Lindsay Toler
  • Firefighters at the south entrance to the zoo.

See also: Out of Hibernation: 17 Beautiful Photos of Saint Louis Zoo Animals Basking in the Sun

The zoo was not evacuated, but zoo employees blocked off the area near the south entrance where the refreshment stand is located. Families trying to enter the zoo from the south parking lot had to wait until officials gave the all-clear, but people at the north entrance were able to enter and exit as normal.

The fire severely damaged the stand.

click to enlarge Firefighters with gear and oxygen tanks walk back to the firetruck once the blaze is put out.
  • Firefighters with gear and oxygen tanks walk back to the firetruck once the blaze is put out.
And since no one and nothing was hurt, it was easy to have a little chuckle over the whole thing: Not any more, Chris Davis. Not anymore.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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