CHERRYVILLE, N.C. — A Cherryville man is crediting his dog for saving him from a house fire Wednesday morning.
WSOC reported that Bobby Whisnant said Spike’s barking, along with a smoke detector, woke him up after a fire that started in his home.
Whisnant was reportedly asleep in his room in the front of the house on Dallas-Cherryville Highway and Spike was in the kitchen in the back of the home.
The fire reportedly started in a bedroom between them. Whisnant said the flames broke out sometime after his roommate left the house.
“When I got up and opened the bedroom door, a ball of fire hit me in the face. I singed and all that up,” he said, according to WSOC.
Firefighters said smoke and flames were pouring out of the house when they arrived.
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