• December 30, 2021

south korea say cats caused more house fires

According to fire officials in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, more than 100 cat fires have occurred in South Korea in the past three years, and pet owners have been warned to be vigilant. The Seoul Fire and Disaster Bureau issued a statement on Thursday that from January 2019 to November this year, cats caused 107 house fires. The department said that the cats were believed to have caused the fire by turning on the electric stove. The cat can turn on the electric stove by clicking the touch-sensitive button – once it overheats, the electric appliance will catch fire. The statement added that four people were injured in the fire, more than half of which occurred when the pet owner was out. Chung Gyo-chul, an official of the department, said: “The recent fire related to cats is still continuing.”. “We recommend that families with pets pay special attention, because when no one is at home, the fire may spread widely.” The department also advised the cat owner to take out the paper towels and other flammable substances from the stove. It is recommended to use electric furnace with automatic locking function to prevent fire risk. According to the department, pet related house fires in Seoul are on the rise. The department said that from January to September 2019, there were 31 such fires, a significant increase from 8 in 2016. The report added that most fires were caused by cats. The problem is not limited to South Korea. According to the data of…

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