Pit bull awakens family to escape house fireUPDATED 1:21 AM HST Dec 18, 2013Video Transcript
TONIGHT AN EDMOND FAMILY IS CALLING THEIR DOG A HERO. KOCO'S MICHEAL SEIDEN SHOWS US HOW THE PITBULL SAVED THEM, FROM A BIG FIRE. CLIP 1/342-46 CHIEF MIKE BARNES/EDMOND FIRE DEPARTMENT "DIESEL did his job that night and alerted the family , so they could hear the smoke alarms going off. " TONIGHT THIS PITBULL IS BEING HAILED AS A HERO. FIREFIGHTERS SAY 2-YEAR-OLD DIESEL.. WOKE UP HIS OWNERS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT JUST MOMENTS AFTER A FIRE BROKE OUT INSIDE THIS EDMOND HOME. CLIP 1/118-32 "The dog had jumped up on bed, which the renter at the time said the dog is never allowed up on the bed. 23 He was shooing the dog off and he when he did, he started hearing smoke alarms going off, started smelling smoke and then he started seeing a big glow in the living room." INVESTIGATORS ARE BLAMING THAT FIRE ON THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE CLIP 1/227-35 "It originated in the tree itself and because of leaving the lights on. the lights are a heat source, so that has tendency to help dry the trees out quicker." FROM THE OUTSIDE... THE DAMAGE IS MINIMAL INSIDE...FIREFIGHTE RS ESTIMATE MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. AND IT COULD'VE BEEN WORSE. FORTUNATELY, DIESEL WAS LOOKING OUT FOR HIS OWNERS CLIP 1 411-16 "I would probably give this family another 15 minutes and they couldve been in serious trouble whether they would have ever woke up." MICHAEL SEIDEN KOCO 5 NEWS. NO ONE WAS HURT. THE FAMILY IS NOW STAYING AT A HOTEL, UNTIL THEY CAN FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE.