A family of four is alive after escaping a house fire early Friday morning in Raleigh, thanks to the family dog.
According to the Memphis Fire Department, a dog in the house alerted the family around 4 a.m. that the house was on fire. At the time of the fire, there were two adults and two children in the house on Westwood Cove off Raleigh Millington.
A firefighter was taken to the hospital for a back injury. He was treated and released.
Fire investigators say the home, two vehicles, and a boat were damaged. The total damages are estimated at more than $227,000.
Investigators say the fire started in the garage. The cause remains under investigation.