Officials Believe a Dog Started a Va. House Fire

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.— A dog is being blamed for starting a fire that heavily damaged a Virginia Beach home.

City fire spokesman Tim Riley says officials believe the Rottweiler’s paw hit a knob as the dog was going after food stored above a gas stove.

Media outlets report the stove ignited the kitchen cabinets in the one-story home.

No one was home at the time. A neighbor rescued the dog before firefighters arrived.

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