Cats were blamed for starting 107 house fires in Seoul over the past three years, leaving four people injured and causing some US$118,500 worth of damage. Photo: Shutterstock
Cats were blamed for starting 107 house fires in Seoul over the past three years, leaving four people injured and causing some US$118,500 worth of damage. Photo: Shutterstock
South Korea

South Korea’s pet owners put on alert after cats cause 107 house fires in 3 years

  • The fires, which occurred between January 2019 and November last year, caused an estimated US$118,500 worth of damage and injured four people
  • Owners were warned to fireproof their homes. Capital Seoul saw a fourfold increase in fires caused by household pets over an earlier three-year period

Topic |   South Korea
Cats were blamed for starting 107 house fires in Seoul over the past three years, leaving four people injured and causing some US$118,500 worth of damage. Photo: Shutterstock
Cats were blamed for starting 107 house fires in Seoul over the past three years, leaving four people injured and causing some US$118,500 worth of damage. Photo: Shutterstock
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