Hero Dog Saves Family From Fire

Fire officials called Foxy the dog a "hero" for alerting her sleeping family to a fire in their home.
Fire officials called Foxy the dog a "hero" for alerting her sleeping family to a fire in their home.

A 2-year-old dog named Foxy is being credited with saving her family from a fire that started at about 2 a.m. Wednesday in their Santa Ana, California, home. "She began barking like crazy," said resident Vera Mendez. "It woke up my son and he woke all of us up.” There were seven adults and one child sleeping in the home, and they all “barely escaped,” Mendez said. The Orange County Fire Authority credited the pooch with saving the family, too, Tweeting “2 yr old family dog named Foxy woke up the family & she is the hero." The fire caused about $200,000 in damage, and the cause hasn’t yet been determined. — Read it at NBC Los Angeles

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