Fish hailed as hero in school blaze


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A little red Betta is being hailed a hero by primary school children for helping save the school.

A fire broke out in a classroom at about 1am, triggering alarms. But when firefighters arrived, they only found glowing embers and the remains of a shattered fishbowl.

The heat caused the bowl to explode, and its water put the fire out.

Amazingly, the fish (called Dory) was still alive and was quickly put into a glass of water.

Dory today is happy and well in a new home, and has become used to all the attention she now gets.