OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – An Ocean County family is thanking their pit bull for helping them get out of their burning house.READ MORE: 3 Men Injured Following Shooting Outside Illegal After-Hours Club In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Jeremy Brown, his girlfriend, and both his parents were sound asleep early Monday morning, when their house caught fire.
Zeus woke the family up and got them to safety.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Investigating Possible Shooting In North Philly After 10-Year-Old Boy Suffers Minor Lacerations
“If I didn’t open my door, you can see the black smoke that rushed right into my fire alarm. It even melted it,” said Brown. “It would have not gone off. The door is pretty sealed. So thankful to have him wake me up when he did because it really would have been worse.”
The Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department says because of the dog’s quick action, they realized what was happening immediately.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Rainy Sunday, Thunderstorm Chances This Evening
The fire was confined to one room.