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A Colorado family’s dog turns on a stove and starts a fire in their home, video shows

A Colorado family’s dog turns on a stove and starts a fire in their home, video shows

Hot dog.

A curious dog who was sniffing boxes left on a stove at his family’s Colorado Springs home accidentally turned on a burner, causing a fire early Wednesday.

The fire started in the stove just before 4:45 a.m. and quickly grew in size, setting off smoke alarms and the “high heat” alert on the family’s Apple HomePod,” the Colorado Springs Fire Department said.


The curious dog was sniffing boxes left on a stove at his family's Colorado Springs home and accidentally turned on a burner, causing a fire early Wednesday.
The curious pup was sniffing around boxes left on top of a stove at his family’s Colorado Springs home and accidentally turned on a burner, causing a fire early Wednesday. Colorado Springs Fire Department

The owner of the property managed to extinguish the fire before anyone was seriously injured.

Colorado Springs firefighters arrived at the home shortly after to assist the family and investigate the cause of the fire.

When they reviewed home surveillance footage from inside the kitchen, what they saw shocked them.

They saw the family dog ​​jump up on its hind legs to sniff the boxes and seconds later, flames shot out of the stove.

The pup inadvertently pressed the knob on one of the burners, which quickly ignited the boxes as the dog left the kitchen, video released by the fire department shows.


The owner of the property managed to extinguish the fire before anyone was seriously injured.
The owner of the property managed to extinguish the fire before anyone was seriously injured. Colorado Springs Fire Department

“After speaking with the homeowners and reviewing their home security footage, we determined that their pup got a little curious and accidentally turned on the oven that had some boxes on top of it,” Colorado Springs fire officials said in the post.

The homeowner who put out the fire was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. No other people or pets were injured, officials said.

However, the fire caused by the freak accident severely damaged their home and left them homeless.