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Dog wakes owners, saving them from fire in their home

February 18, 2013 |  1:48 pm

Family members are crediting their dog with waking them up when she sensed a fire, before the smoke detector.

Late Sunday night, the family along Woodchuck Way in Citrus Heights woke up to the 3-year-old pug, and moments later the smoke alarms rang out, Fox40 in Sacramento reported.

Firefighters were able to suppress the fire quickly, to keep it from damaging a large portion of the house. No one was injured.

Investigators say the fire may have been caused by discarded cigarette butts on the back patio, which caused an outdoor fire that reached into the attic of the home.


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