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Heroic pit bull saves family from raging house fire

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A devoted dog who had been rescued by her guardians returned the favor on Sunday - saving her entire family from a raging house fire in Ashland, Va., reported WTVR News.

Sammie, a pit bull, successfully woke her entire slumbering family when a fire broke out in the home's chimney.

A family member described Sammie's efforts to WTVR News:

She started jumping around on me, jumping on and off the bed,

“When I got up I couldn’t see anything, the entire room filled with smoke.

Thanks to Sammie's persistence, the entire family was able to escape the smoke-filled structure which was engulfed in flames.

The early morning blaze destroyed nearly everything the family owned - but most importantly, they are alive, and grateful to their companion, a rescued dog who they are happy to call "hero."

Click here to read more and watch a video clip including the heroic pit bull who saved the day.

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