SEATTLE -- Firefighters rushed to the Woodland Park Zoo on Thursday to battle a fire that broke out about 3:15 p.m.
A zoo spokeswoman said the fire was in the Night Exhibit, which closed in 2010 and did not contain any animals.
Zoo officials evacuated at 3:30 p.m. -- 30 minutes before it closes in the winter anyway. The evening Wildlights Christmas display due to the cleanup.
About 200 amphibians and reptile, including snakes, frogs and tree kangaroos, from the day exhibit next to the building were evacuated because of a loss of heat in the building.
There were no serious injuries. One firefighter did suffer minor burns, and a second firefighter suffered an electrical shock. Apparently no animals were hurt.
The Night Exhibit was scheduled to reopen in 2018, using money from a Seattle parks levy. It closed after the impact of the 2009 recession.