Dog alerts family to fire burning in home's attic

Posted: Updated:
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX (AP) -- A family of seven escaped their burning home after they were alerted by a family dog.

The Fire Department says the dog alerted the family at the same time Thursday morning as a passer-by called 911 after seeing smoke from the fire in the attic coming through the roof.

All seven people escaped as did seven of their nine dogs.

According to the Fire Department, the other two dogs are missing outside.

Cause of the fire is not yet known.