House Fire Started By Electric Blanket

By: AP
By: AP

Authorities say an electric blanket placed over a cat resting in its favorite chair sparked a fire that killed the pet and significantly damaged an Arvada home.

Scott Pribble, spokesman for the Arvada Fire Protection District, says three adults living in the home were awakened by a fire alarm just before 4 a.m. Sunday. They escaped uninjured, but the fire destroyed the home's two-car garage and spread to the attic.


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  • by Monique the Cat Lady on Feb 13, 2012 at 05:19 AM
    Cats, electric blankets and heating pads are all dangerous. Get a hot water bottle.
  • by Todd on Feb 12, 2012 at 08:55 PM
    Reminds me of the classic Christmas vacation movie.
  • by Todd on Feb 12, 2012 at 08:55 PM
    Reminds me of the classic Christmas vacation movie.
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