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Pit bull alerts family to house fire, drags baby to safety

Posted at 7:35 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 12:14:12-04

A woman says her 8-month-old pit bull Sasha is a hero after she alerted the family of a fire in their California home.

Latana Chai says Sasha started barking in the backyard in Stockton just before midnight on June 3 and wouldn't stop until Chai checked on her.

What Chai saw when she went to check on Sasha was a fire spreading to her home from a nearby fourplex apartment.

Chai ran inside the home and that's when she found the Sasha attempting to drag her 7-month-old daughter to safety by her diaper.

"I ran into the room and I see Sasha," Chai said. "She has my baby by the diaper just dragging her off the bed – trying to get her to safety."

Chai quickly grabbed the dog and baby before calling 911.

Thanks to Sasha no one suffered serious injury and the family was able to reach firefighters in time.