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Home aquarium starts AND stops fire

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 21, 2012 08:00 AM
When the Bremerton (WA) Fire Department responded to a local house fire their investigators determined that a large aquarium was responsible for causing the fire ... and also for putting the fire out.
Home aquarium starts AND stops fire

Photo credit: 'EikeR'

Fire investigators determined the fire erupted in the vicinity of a large, unspecified aquarium within the home.  As the fire grew, blackening the walls and filling the home with smoke, the intense heat broke the aquarium; In a twist of fate, fire department officials believe aquarium water doused and extinguished the flames, saving the house from being completely burned to the ground.

I can't help but think there's a lesson in all this.


Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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