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Sun, Dog's Glass Water Bowl Start Fire

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Fire officials in Bellevue, Wash., are blaming a dog's water bowl for starting a fire that caused more than $200,000 worth of damage. The glass bowl was on the wooden deck of a home. When the sun hit the water, it acted like a magnifying glass. The deck and then the back of a house went up in smoke.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with news of a fire started by water.

Fire officials in Bellevue, Washington are blaming a dog's glass water bowl for starting a fire that caused over $200,000 worth of damage to his home. The bowl was on the wooden deck of the home and when the sun hit the water, it acted like a magnifying glass. The deck and then the back of a house went up in smoke. The homeowners weren't home, but the dog, well, it was rescued.

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