Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Fire destroys Amazon World zoo tractor on Isle of Wight

Two people have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire at an Isle of Wight animal park.

Firefighters were called to Amazon World, near Sandown, on Sunday at 1830 BST after flames were spotted at the rear of the park in Watery Lane.

The fire took hold in two maintenance sheds where equipment, including a tractor, was destroyed.

Park manager Robert Westby said no animals were affected and an investigation is under way.

He said: "There were no animals near [the sheds]. We obviously had concerns of it spreading across into Amazon World and going that way but fortunately it didn't."

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