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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/ 9/2010

Microwave sparks fire, kills dog

By Washington Post editors

A malfunctioning microwave sparked a fire at a Centreville townhouse that killed a dog, WTOP reports.

The fire occurred Saturday morning at a home in the 5600 block of Sheals Lane. The occupants of the home were not in when the fire broke out.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue discovered the dog during a search. Damage to the home is estimated at $160,000.

By Washington Post editors  | August 9, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
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Dog Gone!!

Posted by: Robbnitafl | August 9, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

The occupants were not home? Does this mean that the dog was home alone trying to heat up some kibbles?

Posted by: CubsFan | August 9, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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