I was in a house fire once. It started in the living room. All of my pets were in the bedroom with me. I lost all of my fish
I only had time to get my 2 cats out from under the bed (they were scared and I had to tear the mattresses off the frame to get them) and my old dry 10 Gallon tank that I was useing for my pet mice to live in. I barely woke up from all the smoke that I was breatheing in as I slept that morning. My mom was pounding on the door and yelling to wake up but I could barely open my eyes and felt so very tired and I couldn't figure out why I couldn't see clearly. It was so thick with smoke in my bedroom. I was about to pass out so I had to leave the house and leave my fish in their tank plus leave behind the one sick baby mouse in it's own cage across the room. I felt so bad!
Later after the fire was out we could return the next day to get stuff from the house. The tank the fish were in was all black and the glass in front was shattered. There was a fireman there to watch us get stuff out of our burned home for safety. I felt so terrible when he saw me looking at my burned, busted tank and said " Yeah that fish tank of yours sure was boiling when we got back here to the fire in your room, it burst right open when the cold water hit it."
Can you belive he'd be so insensitive?
It's like he didn't care how I was feeling already crying then he had to go and tell me that!
I'm not sure what I'd do if in a fire again. This time I'd probaby try to net them out into the small buckets I use to do their water changes. IDK.