Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Another Reason Why Cats Are Evil
From Firehouse.com: A fire suspected to be started by a playful cat wound up doing a large amount of smoke damage to a residence located on the corner of M-25 and Verona Road.
According to Port Austin Fire Chief Don Zimmerman, firefighters were called to the rental home around 4:30 p.m. Friday by a female occupant, who noticed the house filling up with smoke.
"When we got there, you could see smoke coming out of the house a little bit -- mainly out of the basement windows," Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman said firefighters found a pile of stuff in the middle of the unfinished basement -- with a battery-powered musical toy on top of an artificial Christmas tree inside a box. The pile was the only thing that burned. Zimmerman said they believe the woman's cat pushed the button on the toy, triggering a short circuit which led to the fire. http://www.firehouse.com/news/11818862/port-austin-fire-ignited-by-cat-fire-chief-says
they say the cat was playful but I beg to differ.
No wonder I don't like cats.