Dog licks owners' faces to alert them to fire

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:12:03 +0000


Jack, a 2-year-old German shepherd/pit bull mix, is being hailed a hero after he saved his human family from their burning home.

Brandon Longo reports for CBS Philly that on Jan. 18, 2017, Jack licked his owners’ faces to wake them up as flames broke out in the back bedroom of the  Lomax home in the 1400 block of North Alden Street in Philadelphia.

Thanks to Jack, the Lomax family of four adults and five children made it out of the home unharmed.

The Lomaxes credit Jack for saving their lives by waking them up. “The fire was so bad we would have died,” said Aubrey Lomax.

Jack and two cats were also in the home at the time of the fire. Sadly, one of the cats did not survive.

Jack and the surviving cat were taken into the care of Red Paw Relief, an emergency relief team that assists displaced pets and their people.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

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