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Dog helps save Milan couple from fire

Barks wake them up in the middle of the night

02 January, 15:14
Dog helps save Milan couple from fire (ANSA) - Milan, January 2 - A barking dog helped save a couple from a house fire as they slept, police outside Milan said Thursday.

In the town of Abbiategrasso a 59-year-old woman was sleeping with her 67-year-old husband, an Alzheimer sufferer, when their dog's barking alerted them to smoke and flames consuming their home. The woman then rushed out into the street and found police who ran into the two-bedroom apartment to carry out the husband.

The two were reportedly in good condition in hospital.