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4 photos photo - A fire at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's gift shop was quickly extinguished by the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Photo by Christian Murdock, The Gazette. + caption
A fire at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's gift shop was quickly extinguished by the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Photo by Christian Murdock, The Gazette.
by stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com - Updated: July 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

A fire broke out at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Friday morning, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said, but there was no danger to any of the animals.

The fire started shortly after 7 a.m., fire department spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald said, and took place in the basement of the Zoo's gift shop. The fire was under control in less than 15 minutes once firefighters arrived on scene, Oswald said, adding that there were no reported injuries to employees or animals.

Zoo spokeswoman Erica Meyer said the Zoo would be open at 9 a.m.

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