Apparent statement released:
Chessington World of Adventures has just released the following statement: "This morning, prior to the park opening, a fire broke out in Chessington World of Adventures, the Resort Theme Park in Surrey.
"Well-practised emergency procedures were immediately put into operation and the emergency services were called and several fire vehicles were on site within minutes. The theme park and zoo were closed at the time of this incident and therefore no guests were involved. All staff were immediately evacuated and all staff and animals are safe and well.
"The fire has been brought under control and the fire service remain outside and in charge of the incident.
"The health and safety of our guests, staff and animals is our primary objective and Chessington World of Adventures Resort's management team, in conjunction with the fire service, are investigating the fire.
"The theme park and zoo will remain closed today."