December 16, 2018

Elementary custodian discovers aquarium fire

LaCROFT – A fire in a classroom aquarium at LaCroft Elementary School early Monday morning caused no damage to the school, and fire officials said it was lucky a custodian discovered the blaze when she did.

Custodian Kim Bahen said, “That fish tank was rolling smoke out of it,” when she discovered it in the classroom, adding, “(We were) so lucky it was not (Sunday) when no one was here.”

Bahen – whose husband and two sons are all Liverpool Township firefighters – was able to get the aquarium outside and saved the two hermit crabs that lived inside the tank.

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