150,000 fish killed in blaze – Fishupdate.com

150,000 fish killed in blaze Published:  12 November, 2007

10 breeding sturgeon were saved

IN one of the more puzzling tragedies of recent times, 150,000 fish were killed in a barn fire in America.

The fire, according to the Metro, took hold in a barn on a fish farm near Urbana, Ohio.

The farm’s owner, Dave Smith, said that he had moved the fish into the barn because of the cold weather.

Once the 150,000 fish had been moved to the barn, Smith told the Associated Press, he fired up a stove to keep them warm. Unfortunately, the wind was blowing in an ill direction, sparking the blaze, which burned the barn down.

But there was good news amid the disaster. The farm’s prize specimens – 10 breeding sturgeon – were rescued from the conflagration.

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