Sep 12, 2013 5:17 PM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A family of seven escaped their burning home after they were alerted by a family dog.
The Fire Department says the dog alerted the family at the same time Thursday morning as a passer-by called 911 after seeing smoke from the fire in the attic coming through the roof.
All seven people escaped ad did seven of their nine dogs.
According to the Fire Department, the other two dogs are missing outside.
Cause of the fire is not yet known.