December 14, 2018

Aquarium fire damages log home in Ringwood

RINGWOOD –A log home in Ringwood was damaged by smoke and fire Tuesday after the light in a large aquarium there caught fire.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded about 12:10 p.m. to 4418 Route 31 for a report of a fire inside a house behind the Astro Insulation business, said Mike Majercik, a battalion chief with the fire protection district.

“They had a large fish tank, and it appeared that the light inside it failed and started a fire on top of the aquarium, [which then] caught the wall [on fire],” Majercik said.

The homeowner used several fire extinguishers and was