Hero dog saves family and neighbours from massive garden fire

2019-03-25 12:18
Hank. (Photo: Twitter/@USCocksman)

Hank. (Photo: Twitter/@USCocksman)

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This brave golden retriever has gone viral after saving his family by barking up a storm to save them from a fire.

An American man, known as Ulysses S Cocksman on Twitter, recently took to social media to share how his brave dog, Hank, alerted him and his family to a fire in their back garden.

The thankful homeowner explained how his wife and children were asleep around midnight on Friday 22 March when Hank suddenly started barking.

Upon investigating why the golden retriever was yapping, the man realised that a massive fire had broken out in his backyard, Metro reports.

“The very large wooden work shed full of gasoline, paint, and God knows what else was blazing,” @USCocksman tweeted.

“The oaks were on fire. Flaming leaves and embers were blowing everywhere.”

The panic-stricken dad then woke his family up and rushed them out of the house, before calling the fire and rescue department.

“The fence and the neighbour’s shed went up like a torch.

“We were able to wake her up and get her kids and dog outside just as the fire crew got there,” he said.

The Twitter user admitted that the incident could’ve played out differently if Hank hadn’t alert them, Daily Mail reports.

“A minute or two more, and it was gone. Instead, everyone is safe, and we still have a house. It's black and crispy on one side, but it's totally intact.

“The firefighters were absolutely amazing. It was windy, so they had to contain and deal with this for two adjacent blocks. Just totally, unbelievably skilled and coordinated,” he said.

The dad then posted a picture of the golden retriever, thanking him for his heroic efforts.

“This is him today, six years after eating some shoes, 15 hours after saving our house and family.

“He can have all the shoes and steak he wants, and I will never get mad at him for barking ever again. 15/10. The very best boy,” he said.

Sources: Twitter, Metro, Daily Mail

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