House is toast after family dog starts fire
A pigeon dropping a discarded cigarette down a chimney and a dog turning on a toaster were among some of the most bizarre causes of fires this year, England's biggest brigade has revealed.
Investigators in London studied 2,000 incidents in the capital in a bid to highlight the importance of fire safety, and discovered some truly weird cases.
Some of the other unlikely causes of fires were:
* A fridge freezer caught fire after a mouse got into the back, shorting the electrics.
* A toilet roll dropped down the loo was placed in a microwave to dry it out.