Dog saves family from fire

October 2, 2009 3:12:39 AM PDT
A Wake County family is thanking their dog for saving them from a house fire.The fire started just after midnight Friday in a truck next to the garage of a home on Essexwood Road.

Two adults and two children live in the home. The family said their dog started barking and alerted them to the fire.

The fire spread to the home's garage and to the outside of the home, but fire officials say the damage is cosmetic.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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