After crews were dispatched to smoke coming from the upper story of the structure at 501 Center Street on Friday, the Rock Springs Fire Department has secured the scene and will continue to do so in conjunction with the Rock Springs Police Department until equipment can be brought in to reduce the hazards of the unstable structure. This is in consideration that there are likely still many hot spots smoldering beneath the collapsed floor.
The business experienced a fire during the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 14th which closed the business and caused the deaths of many of the store’s animals.
During the coming days, police and fire units will maintain a presence at Zoobecks to prevent anyone from entering the building and injuring themselves. As the demolition of of the building moves forward, crews will extinguish any remaining fire and embers found.