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We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoVideo of the accident was shared by the Southern Platte Fire Protection District to warn owners of the risks unattended dogs could cause. The clumsy pup was filmed sniffing at a pan of grease left over the hob while leaning over the cooker's knobs, accidentally turning the stove on. Having found nothing to munch on, the dog stepped off the hob and could be seen moving around the kitchen as the pan heats up and smoke starts spreading upwards.
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As the dog leaves the kitchen, the pan can be seen bursting into flames as the grease ignited because of the heat.
Flames can then be seen spreading through the rest of the room.
Additional video from the internal security camera shows smoke slowly building up around the dining room before the stove lights up in a flash.
The dog's owners were reportedly not at home at the time of the fire.
JUST IN: Dog owners warned of 'silent killer' as pets could be put at risk in boiling weatherThe dog sparked the fire after accidentally turning the stove on (Image: SOUTHERN PLATTE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT)The fire ripped through the kitchen after the grease ignited (Image: SOUTHERN PLATTE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT)Firefighters in Parkville, Missouri intervened to tackle the blaze and rescue two dogs left inside the home after neighbours started spotting smoke coming out of the property
The Kansas City Fire Department said there were no injuries but that the home was severely damaged.Division Chief Chris Denney said: "New appliances have are being seen with touch controls that activate by the simple touch of a finger.
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"An animal's paw can also activate these types of controls.
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Black Country: Dashcam footage shows man carrying dog by neckThe dog and another pup were rescued from the fire without injuries (Image: SOUTHERN PLATTE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT)
"Please use built-in safeties if available on appliances when not in use and accessible by children and/or animals."
A report from the National Fire Protection Association found cooking was the main cause of home fires (48 percent) and fire-related home injuries (45 percent) between 2012 and 2016.
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