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1 wallaby killed, 2nd injured in fire at zoo in Prescott

Posted: 11:50 AM, Nov 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-20 18:50:04Z

Authorities say one wallaby was killed another seriously injured when a fire at a nonprofit zoo in Prescott destroyed one small exhibit building and damaged a second.

Fire officials say a heat lamp in the building that was destroyed was "the only possible source of ignition" for the fire that occurred Monday evening at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary , formerly Heritage Park Zoo.
Officials say there were no injuries to firefighters or zoo personnel and that damage to buildings and contents was estimated at $10,000.
Wallabies are marsupials that resemble kangaroos but generally are smaller.