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Dog electrocuted in downtown Spokane in apparent ‘stray voltage’ incident outside bank

Washington Trust Bank at the corner of Wall Street and First Avenue has shut off all outdoor power after a man reported his dog was electrocuted Tuesday. The incident bears a resemblance to other pet injuries and deaths nationwide due to “stray voltage,” which can be caused by underground sidewalk heaters and the resulting pools of melting snow and ice.