ASHEVILLE, NC -- A North Carolina family is grateful a stranger stepped in to save their dog.
The Hilton family's SUV caught fire while they were inside a restaurant in Asheville on Monday morning.
Their dog, Abby, was trapped inside the burning vehicle.
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Chad Reiginter saw the smoke and the dog, and knew exactly what to do.
"I just grabbed my pocket knife and started smashing windows, and I tried to reach the dog through the first window and he wouldn't come out, so I just started smashing windows and all of a sudden he ran out the back window and took off," Reiginter said.
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The Hiltons believe wiring in the SUV caught fire, sparking the blaze.