South Korean authorities warn pet owners after 100 cat-related house fires

scandal 03/01/2022

The biggest fire hazards may also be the cutest…

The Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department announced in a statement that 107 house fires were started by pet cats. Most of the fires were started while the owners were out. An official told CNN,

"Cat-related fires are continuing to occur recently,"

"We advise households with pets to pay extra attention as fire could spread widely when no one is at home."

According to the fire and disaster department many of the cats accidentally turned on electric stoves or jumped on touch-sensitive buttons. 

Pets aren’t only setting fires in South Korea, they are also responsible for over 1000 house fires in the US each year.

So if you’ve got a cat at home be sure to remove flammable objects away from your stove!