Cat starts toaster-oven fire in Port Townsend

  • Tue Nov 9th, 2010 1:05pm
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Associated Press

PORT TOWNSEND — Investigators believe a cat who liked to sleep on top of a toaster oven started a kitchen fire in Port Townsend by depressing the toaster lever.

Lois Lund told The Peninsula Daily News she doesn’t hold a grudge against her cat Osiris. Lund says he had been sleeping on top of the oven to avoid a pet dog and probably stepped on the lever.

Lund heard the fire early Sunday and put it out with a garden hose.

Fire investigator Kurt Steinbach says the fire originated in the oven that had been left on.

The cat escaped, and no one was hurt in the fire.