EAST POINT, Ga. -- A family pet has been credited with saving six people from a fire in East Point Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out at around 5 a.m. at a house in the 2200 block of Delowe Drive.
A fire official on the scene said the family dog began barking when the house filled with smoke. The barking woke a woman inside, who then woke the rest of her family.
Four adults and two infants were home at the time. All six people and the dog escaped safely.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Dispatchers said the Red Cross will be sent in to help the family.