Heroic pitbull saves family from fire

The pitbull alerted the sleeping family to their home burning


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WELLSTON, Okla. — A 10-year-old pit bull terrier is being hailed a hero after she saved a Lincoln County family from their burning home. Early Tuesday, smoke and flames filled the family's home near Wellston. Rhonda Westenberger said she and her sister, Evelyn, were asleep, unaware of the danger, until their pit bull, named Baby, sprang to action. The women said the dog would not stop barking and pouncing on them until the women woke up and when they did, they had just seconds to escape.

"There were flames shooting down the hallway," said Westenberger. "If Baby hadn't woken Evelyn up, I don't think either one of us would have come out of it."

The women escaped, but their other five dogs were scared and stuck inside, so once again, Baby came to the rescue.

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