Dog saves owner, dies in Ga. fire

3-year-old boxer, Duncan, woke Scott Dunn as room filled with smoke; Dunn escaped, but Duncan died of smoke inhalation


By Mike Morris and John Spink
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Marietta man is grieving his 3 1/2-year-old boxer — the "best dog in the world" — who saved him from his burning home but perished in the fire early Tuesday.

Scott Dunn's home in the Blackwell community near the intersection of Chastain and Canton roads caught fire around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. When Cobb firefighters arrived, the brick ranch-style house was already engulfed in flames.

Dunn said he wasn't feeling well Monday night and fell asleep on his sofa after watching the kickoff of the Monday night football game, his dog, Duncan, fast by his side.

Full story: Dog dies after alerting owner to Cobb house fire

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