Dog Alerts Owner To House Fire

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 2:58 pm
By: News 9

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- Fire officials said a dog alerted its owner to a fire inside a Midwest City home Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials said a teenager was at the home in the 300 block of East Northrup Drive when the fire started. She told fire investigators that she noticed her dog was running up and down the hallway trying to get her attention. When she got up to see what was wrong, she saw the back wall of the home was on fire. The teen grabbed the dog, ran outside and called 911.

When firefighters arrived, high winds helped to fuel flames that engulfed a large part of the home and caused the roof to collapse. It took fire crews about 20 minutes to put out the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.