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Dog wakes up family with frantic barking to save them from house fire on the northwest side

Posted at 9:50 AM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 12:52:25-04

Northwest Fire Crews are crediting a barking dog and working smoke detectors for saving a family from a house fire near Wetmore Road and Flowing Wells Road.

Crews responded to the house around 12:30 Sunday morning. The family dog was barking in an attempt to alert a man and women inside of the fire. At the same time, a smoke detector was also going off. 

When firefighters got on scene, smoke and flames were coming from one of the bedrooms. There was also a heavy amount of smoke throughout the entire home. Crews worked quickly to contain the fire to that one room before spreading - getting the blaze under control in less than a half hour. 

The cause of this fire is still under investigation.

The Northwest Fire Community Assistance Team is on scene assisting the residents that were displaced.