The apartment was badly damaged, and the family of three who lived there is temporarily homeless. But the dog made it out safely, along with the 23 firefighters from the nine units who responded to the fire and rescued him.
There's no word on what breed the dog is. But he's not the first dog to be pegged as a firestarter.
Just last October in Washington, a black Labrador was blamed for starting a fire with his paw while reaching for a bag of dog food that had been left on the stove top.
In that case, firefighters gave the dog mouth-to-snout resuscitation after rescuing him.