Huge fire erupts at Giza Zoo, a popular Eid destination in Cairo

Social media users shared video footage of the flames. (Courtesy: Scoop Empire/Instagram)

Flames erupted inside the Giza Zoo in the early hours of Sunday after a wooden booth inside the iconic Cairo destination had caught fire.

The fire contained by civil forces reportedly erupted inside a wooden booth then extended to several trees nearby, security forces quoted by Egyptian media have said.

Social media users shared video footage of the flames.

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No animals were harmed in the blaze and no evacuation was carried out, the sources added.

Opened in 1891, Giza Zoo is Egypt's biggest and oldest zoological garden, containing a wide variety of animals and rare plants and trees from all over the world.

The zoo is a popular destination for Egyptians during Eid. Its administration said that the park will open its doors normally for visitors on Sunday, which marks Eid al-Fitr.

An Egyptian man blows bubbles at the Giza Zoo, as the country marks Sham el-Nessim, or “smelling the breeze,” in Giza, Egypt AP

An Egyptian man blows bubbles at the Giza Zoo, as the country marks Sham el-Nessim, or “smelling the breeze,” in Giza, Egypt AP

 

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