Firefighting

Sunlight Off Dog Bowl Starts Fire at California Home

Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at a Santa Rosa (CA) home, reports the Associated Press.

The fire was quickly put out, but it left a hole in the siding.

The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports (http://bit.ly/ZC3vgY ) that a fire department engineer helped discover the dog bowl’s role in the fire.