Wallaby saved in blaze drama

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A WALLABY had to be rescued after its enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo caught fire.

Firefighters rushed to the zoo after receiving an emergency call shortly after 4.30pm yesterday.

They attended to a blaze in the roof area of a single-storey animal house and extinguished the fire using a high-pressure hose reel.

Crews said that one male adult wallaby – a small-to-medium sized marsupial native to Australia and its nearby islands – was treated at the zoo for smoke inhalation by an on-site vet.

There were no reports of human casualties.