Mountain Town Wildlife Museum Fire Causes Major Damage & Death of 18 Animals

Mountain Town Wildlife Museum Fire Causes Major Damage & Death of 18 Animals

OAK GLEN, Calif. – Firefighters battled a structure at the Mountain Town Wildlife Museum on Thursday afternoon.

The museum, which has been at the location for several decades, features live animals and reptiles is located at 38480 Oak Glen Road in Oak Glen. The main structure of the museum has sustained major damage as a result of the fire.

The road and area northeast of Apple Annie’s is closed while firefighters attempt to extinguish the fire. The popular museum, which welcomes guests including children with challenges. “We strive to specifically help them to become more aware of conservation, reptiles, farm life, and how humans interact with reptiles.

Based on the photos at the scene, the building appears to be a complete loss. Loss estimates will be added when they are made available. It is unknown what caused the fire, if anyone was at the location when the fire started.

Although the Yucaipa Police officials initially said all animal were rescued, 18 animals perished in the fire. The owners of the museum said that 14 animals were successfully rescued.

This story is still developing tthis time, information will be received as it becomes available.

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  • Mountain town Animal museum: Yucaipa Police