A 17-year-veteran firefighter in Covington, Washington is devastated after his two dogs died in a house fire on Saturday after they accidentally jumped up on the stove and turned it on.
According to q13FoxNews, neighbors spotted smoke coming out of the back door. When the Puget Sound Fire arrived, they were able to extinguish the fire in the kitchen.
“Covington House Fire
A fire in the 17100 block of SE 263 Street was reported at 10:45 this morning by a neighbor after she saw smoke coming from the back side of a nearby home.
Firefighters were able to keep the fire damage to the kitchen area, though smoke spread throughout the two-story house.
No one was home at the time of the fire. Unfortunately, two dogs died in the fire.
The cause of the fire was a burner that was accidentally turned on by one of the dogs, which ignited combustibles on or near the stove top.”
Captain Kyle Ohashi stated he and his team tried to revive the dogs, but it was too late.
“The dogs put their paws up on the front of the stove,” Captain Ohashi said.
The stove knobs were still turned on as the firemen walked through the home . A 12-year-old pug named Duke and a one-year-old pitbull puppy named Mr. Bone Jangle died. The homeowner said he had previously seen the dog try and jump on top of the stove to get food.
The tragic accident could have been avoided by purchasing plastic covers to keep the knobs safe from dogs and small children. Captain Ohashi also suggested putting up gates to keep pets and children from getting too close to the stove.
Rest in peace Duke and Mr. Bone Jangle.
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