Destructive dog starts fire after successfully lighting stove

The house, in Missouri in the United States, was badly damaged by the fire after the dog managed to lift its two front legs and put its paws on the stove while its owners were away.

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Missouri: Dog sets house on fire after lighting stove

Baffling video footage shows the moment a dog managed to light a stove and start a fire.

The big dog managed to lift his two front paws onto the kitchen top and light the gas stove with his paws.

Moments later, the pooch wandered down the hallway and the stove caught fire in the home in Missouri, USA.

Emergency services were baffled when they arrived on the scene and found only two rescue dogs inside, reports IPU.

An investigation has been opened into the cause of the fire which broke out while the owners of the dogs were absent.

Security footage taken from the living room later revealed how one of its four-legged occupants was behind the fire.

Crews from the Kansas City Fire Department and Southern Platte Fire Protection District rushed to the scene after smoke began billowing from the kitchen.







Security cameras inside the Missouri home recorded the dog turning on the stove
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Firefighters reviewed footage from inside the house and discovered that one of the dogs had stood on its hind legs to investigate a pot on the stove.

The dog inadvertently turned on the heater, then disappeared from view.

Investigators said the pan still contained food from a previous meal and the heat caused a grease fire about eight minutes after the dog activated the stove.







The house was badly damaged
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The home, located in the Riss Lake neighborhood of Parkville, was badly damaged after the fire.

Neither of the two pet dogs were injured in the fire which was reported in June.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), appliances, candles, Christmas decorations and electrical appliances are the most common causes of home fires in the United States.







Footage has revealed the incredulous moment the dog started the fire
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Pets and pets aren’t even among the top 10 causes of home fires, which are often attributed to faulty gadgets, spark plugs, and shoddy electrical work.

Other major fire starters are people falling asleep while smoking, chemicals and gases, lightning, children unknowingly playing with fire or matches in the home, barbecues and normal fires that get out of control.







Firefighters were called after smoke started billowing from the kitchen
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The NFPA reported 490,500 home fires in the United States in 2020, among nearly 1.39 million reported fires of all types.

House fires claimed 2,730 lives, injured 13,000 and caused $12.1 billion in property damage.

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