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21 December 2013, 12:16 | Updated: 21 December 2013, 12:36
Chessington World of Adventures has been forced to close after a fire.
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Eight fire engines were called to the Creaky Cafe at the Theme Park at around 9 this morning (Saturday 21st December).
There are no reports of any injuires and we are told it is now under control.
A Chessington spokesman said no staff, visitors or animals were injured.
"This morning, prior to the park opening, a fire broke out.
"Well-practised emergency procedures were immediately put into operation and the emergency services were called and several fire engines were on site within minutes.
"The theme park and zoo were closed at the time of this incident and, therefore, no guests were involved.
"All staff areas were immediately evacuated and all staff and animals are safe and well.
"The fire has been brought under control and the fire service remain on site and in charge of the incident.
It added: "The health and safety of our guests, staff and animals is our primary objective and Chessington World of Adventures Resort's management team, in conjunction with the fire service, are investigating the cause of the incident.
"The theme park and zoo will remain closed today."