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Shiny dog bowl starts house fire

Published On: May 03 2013 09:57:26 AM CDT   Updated On: May 04 2013 11:11:57 AM CDT
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A Northern California couple was shocked to learn that their dog's water bowl caused their house to start on fire.

According to the Press Democrat, the Santa Rose couple saw smoke rising from a small spot of blackened siding on their home and dialed 911. Firefighters arrived quickly and removed a bit of siding around the charred area to try to determine the cause of the fire.

Firefighters returned the water bowl to where it had been previous to the fire and saw the reflected beam of light focus onto the siding. “It really could have burned that house down,” the fire engineer said. The home-owners alerted the bowl's manufacturer to the danger.

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