October 15, 2018

Giant aquarium breaks in shed fire, explosion

SANDY, Ore. (AP) — A fire official says a roaring fire in a shed attached to a Sandy, Ore., house caused an explosion that fractured a giant saltwater aquarium in the home.

While 700 gallons of cascading water put out most of Friday’s fire, the house also suffered extensive water damage.

Sandy Fire District Deputy Chief Phil Schneider says arriving fire crews found the shed engulfed in flames. He says the heat exploded a carbon dioxide canister in the shed. That explosion lifted the shed roof and knocked the home’s exterior wall in about 4 inches.

Schneider says the canister blew into the

Source: http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Giant-aquarium-breaks-in-shed-fire-explosion-218224151.html