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This Dog Who Nearly Burned Down Its Family's House Looks Very Guilty

If this dog could talk, he would say: "I'm very, very sorry."

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This is a very naughty dog. Leo, a boxer/staffordshire cross, almost burned down his family's house in Peckham, south London.

This is no shaggy dog story. How #Peckham pet Leo started a house fire: http://t.co/wny1ANvL3O Pic @Southwark_News

It all started when Leo reached up to the cooker and turned on a hob.

The London Fire Brigade said that a child's car seat that had been left on the cooker set on fire. No one was hurt but one third of the ground floor was damaged by smoke and fire.

It took two fire engines and 14 firefighters to tackle the blaze, on 3 March.

The LFB said this "shows just how important it is to keep pets away from naked flames".

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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