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Hero pug saves family from fire

Thanks to the dog, no one was injured in the blaze.

By Vetstreet Feb 19, 2013 4:31PM

Late Sunday night, a family in Citrus Heights, Calif., awoke to the barking of their 3-year-old pug. The little dog was alerting them to a fire in the attic of their home — even before the smoke detectors picked up on it.

Photo: Courtesy of Fox40, http://aka.ms/pugFirefighters were able to quickly suppress the fire, keeping it from doing extensive damage to the home, thanks to the dog’s quick thinking.

No one was injured in the blaze.

— Read it at the Los Angeles Times

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Photo: Courtesy of Fox40, http://aka.ms/pug

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