Cat blamed for starting fire with toaster oven
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:29:32 GMT —
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) " Investigators believe a cat who liked to sleep on top of a toaster oven started a kitchen fire in Port Townsend by depressing the toaster lever. Lois Lund told The Peninsula Daily News she doesn't hold a grudge against her cat Osiris. Lund said he had been sleeping on top of the oven to avoid a pet dog and probably stepped on the lever.
Lund heard the fire early Sunday and put it out with a garden hose.
Fire investigator Kurt Steinbach said the fire originated in the oven that had been left on.
The cat escaped, and no one was hurt in the fire.
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