Get your dog to DRINK the water…

Posted May 19, 2009 at 11:01 am by

from the Asso­ci­at­ed Press:

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Fire offi­cials in Wash­ing­ton state said a sun­ny day and a dog’s glass water bowl com­bined to cause a blaze that charred the back of a home. Belle­vue Fire Depart­ment Lt. Eric Keenan said inves­ti­ga­tors deter­mined the glass bowl of water focused sun­light enough to act like a mag­ni­fy­ing glass and start the fire on the home­’s wood deck Sunday.

Inves­ti­ga­tors said there was no elec­tri­cal wiring or oth­er pos­si­ble cause.

The home­own­ers were away, but neigh­bors noticed the smoke and flames. The fam­i­ly dog was res­cued. Dam­age is esti­mat­ed at $215,000.

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