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Insult to Injury? 'Hyperactive dog' Blamed for 'total loss' House Fire

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The Station Fire had its way with La Cañada-Flintridge just last week, but fires still happen when people are careless. Actually, in the case of a house fire yesterday in the area, it wasn't a human who made the flub, it was the dog. A "hyperactive dog" knocked over a candle, which set the furniture ablaze, followed by the entire house, reports the Pasadena Star-News. The house is considered a "total loss," and "damage to the home on the 1000 block of Lavender Drive is estimated at $575,000." The two adults and one child managed to escape the house once the flames grew; no word on what became--or will become--of the family's pyromaniac pooch.

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