Dogs are amazing and smart animals. They can sense danger before people do, which is an amazing skill that can save lives.
This happened recently when a smart dog woke up his family in the middle of the night to warn them of a fire in the house.
A house in Frederick County, Maryland, caught fire early Monday morning. According to 7News, it took between 50 and 60 firefighters about an hour to put it out.
Even though the fire was bad, everyone got out safely, and it was their quick-thinking dog that saved the day.
At 3:45 AM, when the fire started, everyone was asleep and didn’t see the flames. But the family dog, a Cairn Terrier named Bear, saw it and started to raise the alarm right away.
DOG SAVES FAMILY: After a fire broke out at a Frederick County, Maryland home early Monday morning, a dog began barking, waking up the sleeping family members.https://t.co/1WuhbmZX0X— 7News DC (@7NewsDC) August 15, 2022
According to Sarah Campbell of Frederick County Fire and Rescue, the dog’s barking alerted the wife, who soon “noticed a large glow” in the back of the house.
“Once she opened the curtains, she noticed the back deck of the house was on fire and spreading quickly into the roof,” Campbell told Today.
The woman woke up her husband and called 911, and the two of them and their two dogs got out of the house in time before the fast-moving fire spread through the house.
Bear woke them up before the smoke alarms went off, buying them crucial escape time in a life-or-death situation.
“If it were not for Bear, who alerted the occupants to the fire, the outcome could have been much different due to the fast-moving fire,” Campbell said.