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    Dog Alerts Woman To Fire

    POSTED: 5:36 pm EST February 6, 2006
    UPDATED: 7:28 pm EST February 6, 2006

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- A little dog is turning out to be a big hero after alerting its owner that the house was on fire.

    Prince George's County Fire officials said the batteries in the smoke detector were dead, so it never sounded in the home on Melwood Road in Upper Marlboro when a fire broke out early Monday.

    But the family's Dachshund began barking and scratching at his owner's door. That woke her up, and she opened the door to find thick smoke. She brought the dog into the bedroom and called 911.

    When firefighters arrived, some began fighting the flames on the first floor, while others put a ladder up to the second-floor window to rescue the woman and her dog. The animal is fine, and the woman was treated at a local hospital.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.

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    Yeah, good dog. Dumb home owner/renter whatever she was.

    Dead batteries in a smoke detector? When is the public going to get it??
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    Which is just another reason why we need to keep hammering them with the message .. And yes, much to the chagrine of many posters here, installing the batteries for them if need be.

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    Well I guess that the Dachshund didn't want to be part of a weenie roast...







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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladder8
    Well I guess that the Dachshund didn't want to part of a weenie roast...







    (crickets chirp....)





    (okay, that was a bad one......)

    No.. that wasnt so bad... as I pick myself up off the floor
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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeC
    Dead batteries in a smoke detector? When is the public going to get it??

    I guess she needs a dog that can change batteries.
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