Dog helps Katy family escape house fire

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
House fire in Katy
A Katy family escaped injury when their house went up in flames overnight.

KATY, TX (KTRK) -- A dog helped its family escape injury after flames engulfed a home in Katy area.

The fire broke out around 12:49am at a home on Crested Lark Court and Lamplight Trail.

Firefighters say they arrived to find flames coming from the two-story brick home.

Five people evacuated the home after they awoke to find their dog barking even before the smoke alarms went off. No injuries were reported.

The fire was contained mostly to the garage, but there is some smoke damage to the inside of the home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.