NASSAU COUNTY, New York — Authorities said a pit bull saved a woman after her Long Island home caught fire on Friday.
NBC New York reported that the dog barked to alert the woman as flames started spreading throughout the house.
Jackie Bonasera said she was drying her hair when she heard the dog barking. She said she ran downstairs and saw the flames on the side of her garage.
“I ran out of the house and my neighbors came running over, and then I thought about the dog — I’m like, ‘He saved my life, I have to save his,'” Bonasera said, according to NBC New York.
Bonasera said she would have been trapped upstairs if her dog Cain had not alerted her to the fire.
About 70 firefighters reportedly put out the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Source: NBC New York