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Fire tragedy averted thanks to barking Chihuahuas

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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

November 24, 2008

Lee County, GA (WALB) - Prissy and Molly may be small, but they carry a lot of bark. It was that barking that awoke their owners early Monday morning when fire broke out inside a home at 1842 Smithville Road North in Lee County.

Fire crews arrived at the scene around 4 a.m. where they found flames coming from the front of the house. Firefighters were able to control the fire which damaged about 50 percent of the home.

The homeowners were able to grab up the dogs and escape out of the smoking house unharmed. Lee County Fire officials say it is not known how the fire started and it remains under investigation. Relatives of the victims say the couple lost most of their belongings. 

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