SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – A dog’s water bowl was being blamed for starting a fire at its owner’s Santa Rosa home, according to fire officials.
North Bay firefighters called it is one of the most unusual fire calls they’ve ever had.READ MORE: As COVID Delta Variant Infections Subside Experts Warn of Winter Surge
Perry and Shay Weisbrich said they had to call 9-1-1 after their dog Toby’s metal bowl reflected a concentrated beam of sunlight onto the side of their house — a beam so powerful, the wood started to burn.
“I just looked outside a minute and saw what i thought was steam.” said Shay Weisbrich. “A big plume of it through the glass door.. So I went over there thinking, ‘that’s not right, not normal.’ And it was smoke!”READ MORE: Concord Restaurant, Bar Patrons Divided Over Vaccine Mandate
The Bennett Valley Fire Department responded before the fire got out of control.
As for Toby, the Weisbrichs said he’s getting a new dish: a plastic bowl.MORE NEWS: Newsom Signs Law to Replace Fr. Serra Statue With Memorial to Indigenous Californians
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