MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A dog is being credited for saving his family from a fire near Cologne, Minn.

Firefighters were called to a home at 8950 Joyce Road in San Francisco Township around 11:59 p.m.

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The Carver County Sheriff’s Office said three people were inside the home sleeping when the fire started, but they were awakened by the family dog.

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They were able to get out of the home unharmed by the time crews arrived.

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The house was heavily damaged. The Minnesota State Fire Marshall, Cologne Fire Department and the Carver Co. Sheriff’s Office are investigating.