Dog's warning tipped family to Nevada house fire

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Posted: Aug 24, 2015 5:58 PM

SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (AP) — A Spanish Springs family has been forced out of their home after a house fire, but authorities say no one was hurt thanks in part to a family pet.

Officials for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District say one of the family's dogs alerted them to the fire that started on the deck of the home in a neighborhood off the Pyramid Highway about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

KRNV-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/nn59ht7 ) two adults, a child and four dogs safely evacuated before firefighters arrived and the flames spread into the house and the attic.

Officials say the fire damaged about 40 percent of the home north of Sparks near Rook Court and Nightingale Way.

The Red Cross is helping them find a temporary residence. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Information from: KRNV-TV, http://www.mynews4.com