Dog credited with saving sleeping Huntington family from house fire

A dog is being credited for alerting a

A dog is being credited for alerting a sleeping family to a fire in their Huntington home. (August 4, 2014 6:42 PM)

A dog is being credited for alerting a sleeping family to a fire in their Huntington home.

The flames erupted at the two-story home on Dumbarton Drive at around 1:40 a.m.  Roxanne, the Herlihy family's 5-year-old English bulldog, started barking loudly and nudging the couple's son.

The son woke up, alerted his parents and they called 911 as they ran out.

Nearly 50 firefighters...

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