People.com Lifestyle Pets Tracy Morgan's Fish Don't Get Fried The 30 Rock actor thanks the NYPD for saving his fish after a fire breaks out in his apartment. By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 19, 2009 12:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email “Just keep swimming” never meant more than it did to Tracy Morgan’s exotic pet fish, who narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in the actor’s apartment Tuesday morning. Reportedly caused by a faulty light over Morgan’s fish tank, the fire was contained within a half hour. Though no injuries were reported, the extensive smoke caused sprinklers to go off on several floors of Morgan’s building, causing water damage to several units, including that of neighbor (and The View co-host) Sherri Shepherd. Morgan released a statement Wednesday evening, saying, “A fire broke out in my Manhattan apartment this morning, apparently starting with a lamp attached to my fish tank. The sprinklers promptly activated and the NYFD came by to make sure it was contained. Fortunately, the fire did not spread and no one in the building was injured – even the fish are okay. My thanks to the New York Fire Department for their quick action.” We’re glad his fish will live to swim another day!