October 7, 1996 in Nation/World

Dog Saves Three People In Burning House

Associated Press
 

Lexi, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saved three people from a burning house early Sunday by rousing one of the sleeping occupants by licking his face.

The fire spread from a faulty, second-floor fireplace into the attic of the wood-frame house where the owner, Allan Gordon, friend Bob Colberg and a companion were staying for a fishing weekend.

Lexi roused Colberg, who had fallen asleep on a couch, by licking his face. He woke to heavy smoke, but in time to get everyone out safely.

Gordon said Lexi would get a steak for dinner.

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