Dog saves family from Lebanon house fire

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LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — Firefighters credit a family dog with helping two residents escape Wednesday morning from a burning Lebanon home.

The city fire department responded around 4 a.m. to a reported structure fire at a house on Fairgrounds Court off Coles Ferry Pike.

According to Assistant Chief Jason Baird, the dog woke up one of the residents, who eventually noticed flames on a deck.

The resident was able to get his wife and the dog out safely, Baird said.

He added the home, which did have working smoke detectors, experienced heavy fire, smoke and water damage and was no longer livable.

Firefighters said two other people were living in a camper in the driveway of the structure and were not injured.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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