Colorado Springs apartment fire caused by dog food set on stove

Firefighters respond to a fire at the Cedar Creek Club apartments Friday night. Colorado Springs Fire Department

A fire in a Colorado Springs apartment Friday night was caused by a bag of dog food left on a stove, according to investigators. 

The fire started around 8 p.m. in a third-floor apartment at the Cedar Creek Club apartments on Chelton Road. No one was in the apartment at the time except a dog, who was not injured. Firefighters were able to put the fire out with a water-filled fire extinguisher.

Investigators said the fire was caused by a bag of dog food left on the stovetop. They said maintenance staff had been working on the stove, and the renters, thinking it wasn’t working, put a bag of dog food there. 

Firefighters remind residents to avoid putting anything that can catch fire on the stovetop, and to never use the stovetop as a workspace or storage space. 

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