Story Of Luck About A Self-Extinguishing Fire

A quick story about a self-extinguishing fire that didn’t happen in a movie or cartoon, but in real life.

By nowproducerdave on May 21, 2018
(Photo Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport)

It’s a quick story. Someone, like many people, had a fish tank. The tank caught fire one day, but because it’s a fish tank and full of water, it put the fire out.

The tank itself obviously didn’t catch on fire, it was actually the pump. The pump moves water through the filter and circulates everything. Yes, I know, I had to explain that (boss said so). Anyhoo, the pump somehow caught fire. I don’t know if there was too much debris, if it was a low-quality pump, or what. It caught fire, which quickly ignited the wall behind the aquarium. That fire got so hot so quickly, that it actually caused the aquarium to crack, and the water that came out then put the fire out. Certainly an interesting story and one that just worked out well.

You know what though, now that I’m thinking about it, that’s hardly “luck.” “Luck” would be the pump not catching fire at all, but who am I to judge. Anyway, police and fire crews responded to the fire call anyway. The fire crew said they were able to determine the cause of the fire as well as what put the fire out. They didn’t say if the fish were ok, but did say that the family and other pets got out safe. Definitely one of the odder fire stories we’ve heard, but felt like it was interesting enough to share. Check out the original story here.

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